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Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition — Single class filing. class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Formality, substantive and relative grounds
  • Opposition period - 3 months from publication date
  • Extension of time - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of protection - 7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
  • Use - Mark vulnerable to cancellation by any interested parties if there is no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney notarized or attested by the Chamber of Commerce

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney notarized or attested by the Chamber of Commerce

Assignment
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both Assignor and Assignee duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney, in the new name and/or address, duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Not available.
  • Examination - Formality and patentability.
  • Publication - Patents are published in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office after grant.
  • Opposition period - 60 days from grant and publication.
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable before the expiration of the 4th, 8th, and 12th years, as from filing date. A grace period of 3 months for late payment of annuities is allowed with an extra charge.
  • Term of protection - 16 years from filing date.
  • Exploitation - Not Mandatory.

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Certificate of Incorporation or Extract of commercial Register, duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Copy of the home Patent letter/certificate.
  • 3 copies of the specifications in English with Arabic translation.
  • 3 sets of formal drawings.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

Assignment
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both Assignor and Assignee, duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

License
  • Copy of the License Agreement.

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 5 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality only
  • Application with multiple figures - Unacceptable
  • Opposition period - 60 days from publication date
  • Renewal - Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Extract from Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, if the applicant is a corporate body, also legalized by the Palestinian Consulate. (Separate document for each territory)
  • Three representations of the design. (Separate prints for each territory).
  • Representations of each different side of the design, if the design is three dimensional.
  • Brief description of the design.

Renewal
  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

Assignment
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both Assignor and Assignee, duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

License
  • Copy of the License Agreement



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