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Lebanon Trademark Registration 


Your trademark registration will be processed in Lebanon through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 2 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Lebanon, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is the territory of Lebanon.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney is necessary.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Pre-filing use benefits include:

     

    • may demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • may help overcome an opposition on the ground of non-distinctiveness
    • may be helpful to enforce rights in the mark
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is not available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Lebanon?
    • names
    • words
    • devices
    • colours
    • holograms
    • slogans
    • collective marks
    • certification marks
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • trade dress/get-up
    • service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Lebanon?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the application base on:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • conflict with prior registration
    2. Registration
    3. Publication
      • goods/services
      • mark
      • application number
      • name of applicant
      • application date
      • address of applicant
      • priority claim information
      • representation of trademark
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • flags, names, or symbols of nations, states, regions or international organizations
    • surnames
    • geographic location names
  • Does Lebanon use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Lebanon only uses the Nice Classification System as a general guide.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Lebanon?

    Lebanon does not follow the European Union Trade Mark registration (formerly a Community Trade Mark registration).

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Lebanon?

    Applicants may claim priority if:

     

    • the home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • the home application was filed six months earlier than the application filing date in Lebanon
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is not available.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 15 years calculated from the registration date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 15 years.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legal to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.


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