Welcome to AGIP Lebanon Office  

Summary

Lebanon is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The nature of the Lebanese registration system is a deposit system. An application can include goods and/or services in any number of classes, but a separate sum of official fees is to be paid for each class.

The 9th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement is followed in Lebanon. One Power of Attorney, which must be filed with the application, can be used for filing several trademark applications.

As per the Paris Convention, any person who has duly filed an application for the registration of a trademark, in one country of the Paris Union established by the Convention, shall enjoy for the purpose of filing in Lebanon, a right of priority during a period of 6 months. In case of claiming a priority right, late filing of the ... More details

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The nature of the Lebanese registration system is a deposit system. There is no examination for patent applications. The specification of the patent can be filed in Arabic, French or English. One Power of Attorney, which must be filed with the application, can be used for filing several patent applications.

As per the Paris Convention, any person who has duly filed an application for the registration of a patent, in one country of the Paris Union established by the Convention, shall enjoy for the purpose of filing in Lebanon, a right of priority during a period of 12 months. In case of claiming a priority right, late filing of the Power of Attorney and the priority document is possible within 3 months from the acceptance date.

There is no provision for opposing the registration of a patent. Patents are protected for 20 years from the acceptance date (grant date). An annuity fee is payable on the anniversary of the acceptance date. There is a ... More details

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The nature of the Lebanese registration system is a deposit system. One Power of Attorney, which must be filed with the application, can be used for filing several design applications.

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. A design should be distinguishable from those previously known. Advertising a design prior to filing the application, even by way of sale of the relevant products, does not preclude registration.

Under normal circumstances, the registration of a design is completed within a period of 2 weeks; while the relevant registration certificate is issued within 2 weeks of the registration date.

There is no provision for opposing the registration of a design or an industrial model. The depositor or the applicant shall have the right to ask for advertising all the things he filed or ... More details

Summary

Copyright protection in Lebanon is governed by Artistic and Literary Ownership Law No. 75 which was enacted on April 3, 1999 and entered into force on June 6, 1999.

Under normal circumstances, the registration of copyright is completed within a 2-week period, while the relevant registration certificate is issued within 2 weeks of the registration date.

The protection of this law shall apply to every production of the human spirit be it written, pictorial, sculptural, manuscript or oral, regardless of its value, importance or purpose and the mode or form of its expression.

The protection of this law shall apply, among other works, to:

• Books, archives, pamphlets, publications, printed material and other literary, scientific and artistic writings;

• Lectures, addresses and other oral works;

• Audiovisual works and photographs; ... More details

Summary

The Lebanese Domain Registry in the American University of Beirut (LB-DOM) is the local registry for domain names in Lebanon.


Second-Level Domains

.com.lb:   commercial purposes

.edu.lb:   academic institutions

.org.lb:   non-for-profit organizations

.net.lb:   ISPs use

.gov.lb:   governmental bodies

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Address:

Sanayeh, Anis Tabbara Street, Halabi Bldg. - 1st Floor

  • P.O.Box 11-7381 Beirut, Lebanon
  • Telephone: (00961-1) 753222
  • Fax: (00961-1) 350548
  • Email: lebanon@agip.com
  • Contact: Nemer S. Shibly (Mr)

Weekend Days

    Saturday & Sunday

    Office Working Hours
    From: 8:00 AM
    To: 5:30 PM

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