COUNTRY : LEBANON REPUBLIC
CAPITAL : BEIRUT
LANGUAGE : ARABIC
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO,
Lebanon Trademarks office is administered by Directorate General of Economy and Trade, Ministry of Economy and Trade.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Lebanon.
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the application is filed, a Preliminary (formality) examination regarding compliance of all the requisites is carried out along with a search for prior existing trademarks and substantive examination.
Post examination, IP Office will inform the applicant regarding changes to be carried out if any.
Once accepted, the trademark is to be published in the official journal.
Opposition if any by interested 3rd parties may be filed within 5 yrs. post filing of the application.
If no opposition, the mark is then registered and certificate issued.
Once the trademark is accepted for registration, the Registrar of
trademarks will enter the details of the trademark onto the trademark
register and the applicant will be issued with a certificate of
The registration process takes around 10 months.
Term of registration is 15 yrs.
Usage before filing an application for registration is not a pre-requisite. However, non-use continuously for 5 yrs. post registration would make the mark vulnerable for cancellation.