Given the recent trend in going paperless in the region, the Trademark Office in West Bank is planning on introducing an electronic platform for the filing of trademark applications in the near future. We expect this new practice to pave the way for a smoother trademark registration process in West Bank and to accelerate the introduction of further electronic services at the TMO.

Trademark Protection Framework in West Bank

Classification: 10th edition – single class application

Search: Possible for word and device marks

Examination: On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

Opposition: 3 months from publication date

Protection Term: 7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each

Use: Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 2 years from filing date

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