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GAZA TRADEMARKS - JAH CO.IP
GAZA TRADEMARKS

 

Patent & Trademark Ordinance for 1938

Registration Duration: 7 years.

Renewal Duration: 14 years

 

Filing Requirements of Trademark/Service Mark Applications:
1.  A power of attorney simply signed and sealed with the official stamp of the applicant

Company revealing the exact date of execution.  No notarization or legalization is

now required.

  1. Five prints of the trademark for each class of goods.
    3. The name, address, nationality and occupation of the applicant.

The trademark application can be filed with a simple copy of the power of attorney provided that the original is submitted within a two months from the date of filing; however, the trademarks registrar in Gaza is not strict on the submission of the original power of attorney insofar as the simple copy of the same is submitted.

Filing up to Examination: 1-2 Months

Examination up to Publication : 6 months

Opposition Period: 3 months

End of Opposition Period up to Issuance of Registration Certificate: 2-3 months

Total Estimated Time Frame: 18-24 months

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Registrations:

1.  A power of attorney simply signed and sealed with the official stamp of the applicant

company.  No notarization or legalization is now required.

  1. The trademark number and class and date of the registration.

 

The trademark renewal application can be filed with a simple copy of the power of attorney provided that the original is submitted within a two months from the date of filing; however, the trademarks registrar in Gaza is not strict on the submission of the original power of attorney insofar as the simple copy of the same is submitted.

 

Time frame from filing a trademark renewal application up till issuance of the renewal certificate: 7 Days

Change of Name/Address Requirements: 

  1. A power of attorney simply signed and sealed with the official stamp of the new name

and/address.  No notarization or legalization is now required.

 

The change of name/address recordal can be filed with a simple copy of the power of attorney provided that the original is submitted within a two months from the date of filing; however, the trademarks registrar in Gaza is not strict on the submission of the original power of attorney insofar as the simple copy of the same is submitted.

 

Time frame needed for completing a change of name and/or address recordal: 7 days

 

Assignment Requirements:
1. A power of attorney simply signed and sealed with the official stamp of the new name

and/address.  No notarization or legalization is now required, which should be submitted at the time of fling the change of name/address application and on the payment of the official recordal fees.
2. A notarized deed of assignment.

 

Trademark applications and registrations may be assigned only with the goodwill of the business concerned.

 

Time frame needed for completing the recordal of an assignment/merger recordal:7 days

 

ADDITIONAL TIME FRAMES:

 

Time frame required for preparing and filing an opposition or counterstatement with the Trademarks Office and follow up its proceedings till final settlement:

 

The opposition proceeding in Gaza – Palestine starts by filing an opposition statement with the Trademark Office emphasizing the factual background, the client’s rights in the trademark, violation by the relevant laws by the applicant of the trademark and our request of rejecting the registration of the same, after that the Registrar will notify the applicant with a copy of the opposition statement and request to submit a counterstatement in response to the same within 30 days from the date of notification.

 

Please note that the total estimated time frame from filing the opposition action up to the issuance the decision in Gaza is 12 months.

 

Time frame required for preparing and filing a lawsuit of any type such as infringement or cancellation action and follow up its proceedings till final settlement:

 

6 months.

 

Time frame required for filing an appeal with the trademarks registrar or court as applicable regarding an opposition action, counterstatement or rejection:

 

Please note that the time frame for filing an appeal with the Trademarks Office in Gaza is 6-12 months, while the time frame for filing appeal with the court is 12-18 months.


Agency Agreements Requirements:

1. A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. Notarization is acceptable, if a Palestinian Consulate is not available.
2. An Agency Agreement executed by the Principal and the Agent, legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate and a certified translation if not in Arabic.