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West Bank: Procedural Change for Trademark Registration

March 2, 2020

The Trademark Office in West Bank announced that a scanned copy of the power of attorney must be submitted at the time of filing, and the legalized POA may be submitted within three months from the filing date.

The outgoing procedure did not require submitted a copy of the POA at the time of filing.

It is worth noting that the TMO will not accept any POAs that are 10 years and older for filing new trademarks applications as of July 1, 2020.

Trademark Protection Framework in West Bank

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 5 years from registration date

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