COUNTRY : LIBYA
CAPITAL : TRIPOLI
LANGUAGE : ARABIC
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WIPO, BERNE CONVENTION
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Libya is known as the National Bureau for Research & Development.
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 Kenya.
• 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 followed by Substantive examination.
Once accepted, the mark is published in the official IP gazette for opposition by interested third parties.
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 registration.
The term of registration is for 7 yrs to be renewed periodically every 14 yrs.
Post Filing: Failure to use the mark post registration for 5 yrs. continuously could lead to premature termination of the mark.
For quotation: firstname.lastname@example.org