Palestine / Gaza

Filing Trademark Application: 

  1. A Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped with Corporate Seal.

  2. The name, address, nationality, and occupation of the applicant.

  3. Class and list of goods.

  4. Twelve prints of the mark.

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A power of attorney simply signed and stamped with corporate seal.

  2. Patent Form No. 1 sworn and signed by the inventor(s) as applicant(s), or jointly by the inventor(s) with other person(s) as applicants. In case of claiming priority, the form should be signed by the applicant in the home country or by his successor.

  3. Three copies of the specification and claims in English and Arabic.

  4. Three sets of the formal drawings, if any.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate.

  2. Three sets of specimens or representations of the design.

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

  4. The class (es) in which the design is to be registered.

  5. The article(s) covered by the design and the material used in producing these items.

  6. A description of the design pointing out its novel aspects.

Filing Copyright Application:

  • No protection for copyright works in Gaza Strip.



  • Does Gaza implement the international classification?
    - Yes

  • Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
    - No

  • Does the specification of goods in any class limit the protection to the specified goods, or does it give additional protection to all the goods in the class?
    - The limitation of goods in a class will protect only the specified goods.

  • Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents?
    - No.

  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
    - No.

  • May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?
    - No,
    * What is the term of protection of a trademark?
    - 7 years and it is calculated from the date of filing.

  • Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
    - No.

  • Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection for all the goods covered by the registration?
    - Yes.

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

  • Is recording a license agreement compulsory
    - Recording a license agreement is recommended.

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

  • Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
    - After the publication, the opposition period is three months.


  • Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
    - No.

  • Can convention priority be claimed?
    - No.

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

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

  • Is there a novelty requirement?
    - No

  • Can the specifications or claims be amended?
    - Yes

  • Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
    - No.

  • Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - Yes.


  • What are the novelty requirements for a design application ?
    - No requirements

  • Can convention priority be claimed ?
    - No.

  • Does the international classification in use?
    - Yes.






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