Lebanon

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition — multiclass application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal and absolute grounds

OPPOSITION

No provisions

PROTECTION TERM

15 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Non-use cancellation actions are not possible

EXTENSION OF TIME

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

REQUIREMENTS

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status),Berne Convention, Brussels Convention (Signature), Madrid Agreement (Source), Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty (Signature), Rome Convention, Nice Agreement


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 3 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  •  Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • Must be made within 3 months after the transfer or else a surcharge is levied for each delay of 2 months

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized
  • Original certificate of registration for
    endorsement

What you need to know

  • Must be made within 3 months after the transfer or else a surcharge is levied for each delay of 2 months

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to become effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Not possible

EXAMINATION

As to form only

PUBLICATION

Applications are published upon issuance

OPPOSITION

No provisions

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable before the granting of the patent. Grace period of 6 months for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from filing date

REQUIREMENTS


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Certified copy of priority document
  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • 2 copies of the specifications with 2 sets of drawings in English
  • Arabic translation of the title, claims, and abstract

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

25 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form only

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Admissible for up to 100 figures

RENEWAL

Allowed for one additional term of 25 years. There is a 3-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

No provisions


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized 
  • 2 copies of representations of the design
  • Description of each representation in English and Arabic
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA, copies of representations of the design, and the description of each representation must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Copy of priority document may be submitted within 3 months of filing date

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P.O. Box 11-9420 

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+961 5 45 48 40
+961 5 45 48 42
lebanon@sabaip.com

Office Hours

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