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Lebanon

Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 11th edition —multiclass filing
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - both formality and substantive
  • Opposition - No provisions
  • Extension of time - N/A
  • Term of protection - 15 years from the registration date and renewable indefinitely
  • Use - Non-use cancellation actions are not possible

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of priority document is required.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate

Merger
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Merger Certificate duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

License
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Mortgage/License Agreement duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Change of Name/Address Certificate duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Available
  • Examination - Formality only
  • Publication - Application are published on grant
  • Opposition - No provisions
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the grant date. Grace period of 6 months offered for late payment with penalties
  • Term of protection - 20 years from grant date

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment from the inventor (s) duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate
  • Certified copy of the priority document.
  • Specification, abstract, claims and drawings in English, together with an Arabic translation.

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Change of Name/Address Certificate duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 25 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality only
  • Application with multiple figures - Acceptable for up to 100 figures
  • Renewal - Allowed for one additional term of 25 years. A 3-month grace period is offered for late payment of fees with an extra charge

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the Lebanese consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment from the designer(s) duly legalized up to the Lebanese Consul
  • Certified copy of the priority document.
  • Brief description of the design, pointing out the novel aspects thereof.
  • Full description of the drawings and the dimensions thereof

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.
  • Change of Name/Address Certificate duly legalized by the Lebanese Consulate.



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