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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
10th edition – single class application
Possible for word and device marks
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
3 months from publication date
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from registration date
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