In addition, our legal team will gladly support you in any matters related to counterfeiting or infringement of your trademark or intellectual property.
The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement is followed in Libya. Moreover, The country is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
The trademark law provides protection of trademarks yet it does not cover pork meat in class 29 and alcoholic drinks in classes 32 and 33, as for the Servicemarks they can be registered according to the 8th Edition of the Nice Classification.
Trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of filing the trademark, and a grace period of 3 months is allowed for the late renewal of trademark registration with the payment of a lateness fine.
Any infringement or unauthorized use of a registered trademark is punishable under the provisions of the current trademark law in Libya.
Upon filing the application, it will be examined as to the formalities, i.e. presenting the documents required for filing, the payment of the application fees, and compliance with the requirements of the application form.
After passing the formal examination, the Trade Mark Office will start the examination as to the registrability of the mark in Libya and whether it conflicts with any prior rights. according to the findings in the examination report, the official decision is issued.
If the mark has been accepted, it will be published in the Official Trademark Gazette, and after the lapse of the opposition period, the certificate of registration will be due for issuance.
In case the mark has been rejected an appeal may be filed within 30 days.
- Power of attorney legalised by the Libyan Consulate.
- Certificate of incorporation or Extract from the Commercial Register legalised by the Libyan Consulate.
* All documents must be legalized up to Libyan consulate and submitted to the Trade Mark Office with a certified Arabic translation.
- Patent registration.