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LIBYA PATENTS - JAH CO.IP
LIBYA PATENTS

Patent Requirements:

A power of attorney signed, stamped by the applicant company and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country.

A copy of the extract of the entry of the applicant company in the commercial register or a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation if the applicant is a company or a corporate body; duly notarized and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate of the applicant home country.

A deed of assignment from the inventor(s) if not employed by the applicant duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate of the applicant home country.

The name, nationality, address, and profession or nature of business of the applicant and the inventor(s). As well, a statement certifies whether the inventor is working independently or is employed by the applicant in which case an assignment is not necessary is required.

A copy of the specifications and a summary of the invention in English.

Two copies of the specification and a summary of the invention in Arabic.

Four sets of the formal drawings: one set on ordinary paper with all reference numerals and three sets on strong white paper without any reference numerals or letters for inserting Arabic numerals.

A certified copy of the priority document for a convention application.

 

Documents 1, 5, 6 7 should be submitted at the time of filing the patent application whilst the documents under items 2, 3, 4 and 8 can be submitted within two months from the date of filing.

 

Patent Renewal Requirements:

A power of attorney signed, stamped by the applicant company and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country.

The corresponding number and date of registered patent.

 

Validity:

A patent is valid for 15 years starting from the date of filing the application. Such validity is subject to the payment of the prescribed annual fees. All annuities for the 15-year protection period are to be paid after the publication in the Official Gazette. After the 15-year period, a patent can be renewed for further 5 years provided that the patent is of special importance, or if the patentee has not been sufficiently rewarded for his invention. Annuities should be paid until the protection period expires.