West Bank

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

EXTENSION OF TIME

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

  • A scanned copy of the POA must be submitted at the time of filing. The original may be submitted within three months from the filing date
  • 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, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

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, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
  • Maybe recorded for registrations only
  • Separate POAs must be submitted by licensee and licensor

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

May be searched by subject matter, patentee name, title, and priority data

EXAMINATION

As to form and patentability

PUBLICATION

Published in the Industrial Property Gazette

OPPOSITION

2 months from publication

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable prior to the expiration of the 4th, 8th, and 12th years as from filing date. 2 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

Duration of patent of origin


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

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

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change/address, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, legalized

What you need to know

  • The assignment price should be indicated in the agreement

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted by licensee or 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 five years each

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

No provisions


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • 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

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