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Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition – single class application
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Formality and substantive
  • Opposition period - 3 months from publication date
  • Extension of time - 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 is vulnerable to cancellation action by interested parties if there is no bona fide use of the mark for a period of 2 years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

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

License
  • Power of Attorney by the licensee, simply signed and stamped.
  • License agreement executed and sealed by both parties together with its French or Arabic translation.

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 duly legalized by the Palestinian Consulate

Patents

General Information
  • Search - May be done by subject matter, patentee name, title and priority numbers
  • Examination - Formality and patentability
  • Publication - Published in the Industrial Property Gazette
  • Opposition period - 2 months from publication
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable before the expiration of the 4th, 8th, and 12th year anniversaries from filing date. A grace period of 2 months is allowed for late payment with an extra charge
  • Term of protection - Protection term for patent of origin

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney, legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.
  • Certificate of Incorporation or Extract of commercial Register
  • 3 copies of the specifications in English with Arabic translation.
  • 3 sets of formal drawings.
  • Statement under oath signed by the inventor.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Palestinian Consulate.

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

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney, simply signed and stamped.
  • Certificate proving the change of name or an extract from the Commercial Register translated into French or Arabic.

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 5 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality only
  • Application with multiple figures - Unacceptable
  • Renewal - Allowed for two consecutive terms of five 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.
  • The class (es) in which the design is to be registered

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

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



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