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Gaza: Trademark Registrations Going Online

March 30, 2020

Given the recent trend in going paperless in the region, the Trademark Office in Gaza announced that it is planning on introducing an electronic platform for the filing of trademark applications in the near future. The new process will involve uploading an electronic application to the online system, along with a soft copy of the power of attorney.

We expect this new practice to pave the way for a smoother trademark registration process and to accelerate the introduction of further electronic services at the TMO.

Trademark Protection Framework in Gaza

Classification: 10th edition – single class application. Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered

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 date

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