Lebanon

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition — multiclass application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal and absolute grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
15 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Non-use cancellation actions are not possible

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

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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not possible
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published upon issuance
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
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
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from filing date

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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
25 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 100 figures
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for one additional term of 25 years. There is a 3-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge

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

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

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

P.O. Box 11-9420 

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T. +961 5 45 48 40
F. +961 5 45 48 42
E. lebanon@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

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