Welcome to AGIP West Bank Office

Summary

The Palestinian territories, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, have separate jurisdictions with regards to Intellectual Property.

The Palestinian Trademark and Patent Laws of 1938 are adopted in Gaza Strip while the Jordanian laws are adopted in the West Bank. The two laws are very similar. For obtaining full protection all over the Palestinian territories, we recommend filing in both jurisdictions.

Palestine is not a member of any international convention but abides by the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement. A separate application is to be filed for each class of goods and/or services, as well as in each jurisdiction.

Once a trademark application is filed, it is examined as to its registrability. Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette. There is a 3-month period open ... More details

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Filing Requirements
Patent Applications 

1. A Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate.

2. Notarized 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.

Assignment Applications 

1. A Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate.

2. A deed of assignment notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate.

Change of Name/Address Applications

1. A Power of Attorney notarized and ... More details

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Designs are protected through registration with the competent office. A separate application has to be filed in each jurisdiction. Such a registration is effected without any novelty examination at the applicant's responsibility.

A design registration is valid for 5 years from the filing date renewable for two similar periods of 5 years each.

The registration of a design is subject to cancellation in the event any interested party requests such a cancellation before the competent tribunal. Cancellation can be based on the grounds that the subject design was not novel at the time of filing the relevant application, or that the design is applied through manufacturing processes to any article in a foreign country and is not so applied through any manufacturing processes in the territories to such extent as is reasonable in the circumstances of the case.

There is no provision in the current design law for compulsory working or licensing with ... More details

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The Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.ps) in Palestine.

Top-Level Domain

.ps:   all entities can register under the .PS

Second-Level Domains

.com.ps:  commercial entities

.net.ps:   ISPs

.org.ps:   non-for-profit organizations

.edu.ps:    educational institutions

.gov.ps:   institutions of the Palestinian National Authority

.plo.ps:   ... More details

Address:

Green Tower Building, Al-Nuzha Street, near Ramallah Public Library

  • P.O.Box 3800 Al-Beerah, Ramallah, The West Bank
  • Telephone: (00 972-2) 298 9401
  • Fax: (00 972-2) 298 8150
  • Email: westbank@agip.com
  • Contact: Ma'n Nasser (Mr)

Weekend Days

    Government days: Friday & Saturday

    Office days: Friday

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

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