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Libya Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
8th edition — single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
3 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address from home registry, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register of the assignee, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register of the surviving company, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
• Certificate of merger, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for applications and registrations