Gaza

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

10th edition – single class application. Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered

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

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

None


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority claim is not possible

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 1 month

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned only with the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registrations only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Limited to data verification

EXAMINATION

As to form and patentability

PUBLICATION

Patents are published in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office after grant

OPPOSITION

60 days from publication

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable before the expiration of the 4th, 8th, and 12th years, as from filing date. 3 months grace period for late payment, with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

Duration of the patent of origin


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • 3 copies of the specifications in English, with Arabic translation
  • 3 sets of formal drawings
  • Certified copy of Letters Patents from country of origin

What you need to know

  • All documents should be submitted at the time of filing

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Separate POAs are required from licensee and licensor

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

5 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form only

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Inadmissible

RENEWAL

Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

2 months from publication date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, simply signed 
  • 3 representations of the design
  • Description of the design with its Arabic translation

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

Saba House, Saïd Freiha Street, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon

P.O. Box 11-9421

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+961 5 45 48 88
+961 5 45 48 44
gaza@sabaip.com

Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.