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Lebanon Trademarks

 

FILING REQUIREMENTS of TRADEMARKS / SERVICE MARKS

 

A power of attorney revealing the name and post of the signatory of the power of attorney duly legalize dup to a Lebanese consulate abroad.

Name, address, nationality and activity of the trademark owner.

Particulars of the corresponding home trademark registration, and copy of the relevant Certificate, if any.

List of goods or services, classified according to the International Classification.

A certified copy of the home certificate of registration or an application which is required only for claiming convention priority. It can belatedly be filed within three months of the filing date.

 

In case of a straightforward application, the mark is registered within one week from the application date.   Please note that the Lebanese Trademark Law does not provide for opposition proceedings. Once the trademark is registered, it may not be cancelled except by a final court ruling.

 

Time frame from filing a trademark application up to registration, on average, in the normal course of action; i.e.  in case that no office action is raised by the trademark registrar or oppositions are lodged by third parties:

Filing up to Examination : 3-4 weeks

Examination up to Registration : 1-2 months

Opposition Period : N/A

Issuance of Registration Certificate : 1-2 months

Total Estimated Time Frame : 3-4 months

 

Renewal requirements:

A power of attorney simply signed stating the name and position of the signatory

A photocopy of registration certificate and/ or last renewal.

 

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

 

Filing up to Examination : 1-2 weeks

Examination up to renewal registration : One month

Issuance of Renewal Certificate : One month

Total Estimated Time Frame : 2-3 month

 

Recordal of change of owner’s corporate name

A certificate of Change of Name (issued by the Commercial Registry or by any other

Competent authority), legalized by the Lebanese Consulate together with a sworn translation.

A power of attorney simply signed and sealed by the applicant.

 

Recordal of change of owner’s address:

Power of attorney showing the new address, simply signed and sealed by the

trademark owner together with a sworn translation.

Certified copy of Certificate of change of address.

 

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

Filing up to Examination : 1-2 weeks

Examination up to issuance of certificate of change and/or name recordal : One month

Publication to Issuance of Certificate of change and/or name Recordal :One month

Total Estimated Time Frame :1-2 months

 

Assignment Recordal

– A deed of Assignment signed by the trademark owner and the assignee before a

Notary Public, then legalized by the Lebanese Consulate together with a sworn translation.

– A power of attorney simply signed and sealed by the assignee.

 

Merger Recordal

A certificate of Merger (issued by the Commercial Registry or by any other

competent authority), legalized by the Lebanese Consulate together with a sworn translation

Power of attorney, simply signed and sealed by the applicant.

 

Time frame needed for completing the recordal of an assignment/merger recordal.

Filing up to Examination :1-2 weeks

Examination up to Issuance of certificate Recordal :One month

Publication to Issuance of Certificate Recordal : One month

Total Estimated Time Frame : 1-2 months

 

License Recordal

License agreement signed by the trademark owner and the licensee before a Notary

Public, then legalized by the Lebanese Consulate together with a sworn translation.

Power of attorney, simply signed and sealed by the trademark owner.

 

Time frame needed for completing a registered user/license agreement from submitting the recordal application till issuance of the user/license agreement certificate:

Filing up to Examination : 1-2 weeks

Examination up to Issuance of the user/license agreement certificate : One month

Total Estimated Time Frame till issuance of the user/license agreement certificate :1-2 months

 

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:

Please be advised that the Administrative opposition procedures are not available under the Lebanese Trademarks Law. Hence, any party interested in opposing the registration of a trademark must lodge a cancellation action with the Competent Court within five years in Lebanon, if had reasons to believe that the new registration is infringing its rights

 

The approximately time frame to issuance the decision 1-2 years

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:.

 

The approximately time frame to issuance the decision 1-2 years

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

 

Appeal with court, The approximately time frame to issuance the decision 1-2 years

 

TRADEMARK WATCH SERVICE: 1200 USD as professional charges (annual)

 

Patent Requirements:

Power of attorney simply signed.

Deed of assignment duly legalized up to the Lebanese Consulate in case the applicant is other from the inventor.

Certified copy of the priority document (in case convention priority is to be claimed).

3 copies of specifications, claims and drawings in English, Arabic or French.

 

Original power of attorney is required at the time of filing.

 

Design Requirements:

Power of attorney, notarized.

3 sets of the drawings of design.

Summary description of the design in triplicate.

Full particulars of the applicant.

 

Single application can cover several designs, but additional fees for each extra sheet. An industrial model is registrable for an initial term of 25 years starting from the registration date. The duration of a registration is extendible only once for a term of 25 years.  There is a 3-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge.  No annuities are due for Design during protection term to maintain their validity.