Libya

classification
CLASSIFICATION
8th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered

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Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
3 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from registration date

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

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Currently not available
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are not published prior to 18 months from the filing date or the earliest priority
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the Libyan filing date and payable after grant. 6 months grace period for late payment without a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
15 years from the Libyan filing date

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment from inventors, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register or, certificate of good standing, legalized
  • Simple copy of the priority document
  • Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)
  • Copy of the specifications in both English and Arabic
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date

examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only

publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE DESIGNS AND MODELS
Admissible for up to 50 designs and models
annuities
RENEWAL
For two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  • Drawings of the design
  • Brief Description of the design
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Copy of priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status), Berne Convention, Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty

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

P.O. Box 11-9421 

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

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