D1: Can designs be registered in your country?
D2: Should the design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs, the size thereof and the number of views?
The design should be filed under the form of Photographs or specimens (drawings) of the actual design by the general size used as 23 x 21 cm for any number of views, which should appear on the same sheet.
D3: What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
In order for a design application to be valid, the following requirements are requested:
- The design application should be filed for the 1st time in Libya
- It should not have been published before.
- There should be creativity or distinctiveness in the design so that it would be distinguished and noted as different from other designs.
D4: Can convention priority be claimed in your country (Paris Convention)?
D5: Does your country use the international classification?
D6: Are there any goods or services for which the design can not be registered?
D7: Is the assignment of the creator compulsory for a design application?
D8: Is there any deadline to apply for the publication of a secret filing of a model/design?
Upon the applicants’ request but not for more than 3 years.
D9: Are there any special advantages in filing a model or a design in a secret form?
To keep the model or the design unpublished for the same period.
D10: Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application? If yes, are there any advantages in doing so?
D11: What is the term of protection of a model or design in your country? Can this term be extended?
The term of protection is 5 years and is renewable for another 2 terms of 5 years each.
D12: Is use required to maintain a registration of a model or design in your country?
D13: Are designs/models protected by copyright law as well?
D14: Are there provisions in your law to oppose a model/design registration?
D15: Is it possible to apply for cancellation of a filed model/design?