Lebanon declared a revision of the power of attorney requirements on March 21, 2015. The memo, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Trade, stated that all powers of attorney submissions for handling all intellectual property related cases after April 10, 2015 must be legalized by the Lebanese consulate. The Lebanese consulates abroad will provide legalization services for documents. Applications filed prior to the aforementioned date will not be affected.
The new requirements will be effective on April 10, 2015 for local Lebanese clients. However, for all foreign companies (non-Lebanese) the requirements of the power of attorney legalization up to a Lebanese consulate abroad will be effective on May 1, 2015.