Lebanon

Filing Trademark Application: 

  1. A simply signed and stamped Power of Attorney with the Corporate Seal on the letterhead of the Applicant Company. The name of the authorized person should be spelled out clearly on the Power of Attorney.

  2. The name, address, and nationality of the applicant and the nature of its business.

  3. The list of goods to be covered.

  4. A positive film and 10 prints of less than 10 x 10 cms (which can be made locally).

  5. The registration number and date, (if the mark is registered outside Lebanon especially in the home country).

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A simply signed and stamped with the corporate seal power of attorney on the letterhead of the Applicant Company. The name of the authorized person should be spelled out clearly on the power of attorney. The name, address, nationality and occupation of the applicant(s) and inventor(s).

  2. Three copies of the specifications and claims in any major language (especially English, French or Arabic), and three sets of the formal drawings, divided as follows:

    • Title of the invention.

    • Summary of the invention.

    • Full description of the invention (detailing the methods to execute the invention and its industrial application, preferably with examples, statistics, etc.).

    • Claims.

    • Drawings and brief description of the drawings.

    • A list of all enclosed documents.

  3. A certified copy of the Home Certificate of Registration or Application is required only for Claiming Convention Priority, which can belatedly be filed within three months of the filing date.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A simply signed and stamped by the corporate rubber stamp power of attorney.

  2. A description of the design in triplicate.

  3. The name, address, and nationality of the applicant.

  4. Three sets of the drawings using the metric system.

  5. If convention priority is to be claimed, a certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within three months of the filing date.

Filing Copyright Application:

  1. A power of attorney simply signed & stamped on the letterhead of the applicant’s form (indicating the name of the signatory and his occupation).

  2. Three copies of the copyright work along with a brief description of the work .

  3. A certified deed of assignment in case the applicant is not the author.

FAQ

Trademarks

  • Is use required before registration?
    - No.

  • Is prior use of importance?
    - Yes, especially for cases before the courts.

  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
    - Yes.

  • May priority be claimed?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection?
    -15 years.

  • Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
    - Yes.

  • Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill?
    - Yes.

  • Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
    - Yes, 5 years from the date of filing.

Patents

  • Can convention priority be claimed?
    - Yes.

  • Are utility models granted protection ?
    - Yes.

  • Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
    - Yes.

  • In what language should specifications and claims of the patent be filed?
    - English or French and Arabic.

  • What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated?
    - 20 years, from the date of filing.

  • Can a patent search be conducted?
    - No.

  • Is there a novelty requirement?
    - Yes , Worldwide.

  • Can the specifications or claims be amended?
    - Yes, before granting.

  • Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
    - Yes.

  • Is working of the invention required ?
    - Yes.

  • Does the Patent Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - Not the notice but only the certificate of registration.

Designs

  • Can convention priority be claimed in your country?
    - Yes.

  • What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
    - Unknown, or new shape.

  • Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application?
    - Yes .

  • What is the term of protection of a model or design in your country?
    - 25 years.

  • Is the assignment of the creator compulsory for a design application?
    - Yes, a certified copy of the assignment is required.

Copyrights

  • What types of items are protected by copyright law?
    - All types.

  • What kind of sanctions does copyright law provide against infringers?
    - Civil and criminal actions.

  • Must license agreements be recorded?
    - Not compulsory, but recommendable.

  • Must transfer agreements be recorded?
    - Not compulsory, but recommendable.

  • What is the length of protection of a copyright ?
    - For the rest of the author's life + 50 years after his death.

 

   

 


 

 

Power of attorney Arabic / English

 

 

 

 

 
 

Copyright 2008 www.dhipp.com. All rights reserved.

Designed and hosted by ENANA.COM