Welcome to AGIP Gaza Strip 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 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 for ... More details

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Once a patent application is filed, it is examined as to compliance with the formalities and patentability provided for under the patent law. A separate application has to be filed in each jurisdiction. The Patent Office may require whatever amendments necessary to bring the application into conformity with the law. In the event the applicant does not comply with the requests of the Patent Office within a given grace period or as authorized by the Registrar of Patents, the Registrar will refuse the application.

An applicant is entitled to appeal against the Registrar's request by means of submitting a petition to the High Court of Justice within one month as of the date of the Registrar's decision. Approved applications are published in the Official Gazette and are open to public inspection. Any interested party may oppose the grant of a patent within 2 months from the date of publication. The opposition notice is submitted to the Registrar of Patents. ... More details

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Designs are protectable through registration with the competent office. A separate application has to be filed in each jurisdiction. Design applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette. There is a 2-month period open for filing opposition by any interested party. 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 2 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 ... More details

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There is no law governing copyright protection in Gaza Strip.

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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

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Address:

Al-Quds Street, Ansar Square, Awkaf Building, 2nd floor, Apartment No. 8+9, Southern Rimal, Gaza, Palestine.

  • P.O.Box 505 Gaza City, Gaza Strip
  • Telephone: (00 970-8) 2626073
  • Fax: (00 970-8) 2626070
  • Email: gaza@agip.com
  • Contact: Manar Basheer (Ms)

Weekend Days

    Government days: Friday
    Office days: Friday

    Office Working Hours
    From: 7:30 AM
    To: 4:30 PM

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