The Trademark Office (TMO) in Lebanon announced that an application to register a mark that includes non-Arabic, -English, or -French wording must include a sworn Arabic translation of that wording. The new requirement also applies to compound word marks comprised of two or more distinct words that are represented as one word, in which one or more of the words in the mark appears to be foreign wording that would clearly be perceived as a distinct word(s) within the compound. The updated requirement was published in Memo No. 6/1/A.T. of 2022, which entered into force on May 10, 2022.