Libya 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

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Libya

Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Unavailable

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Time until registration

3 years

Opposition Period

2 months

Use Requirement Period

4 years

National Filing Requirements

  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Deed of assignment, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of incorporation, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Deed of assignment, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of address, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Licensing/Assignment agreement, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.

PCT Filing

  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  PCT document.
  •  Deed of assignment, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of incorporation, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Deed of assignment, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of address, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Licensing/Assignment agreement, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

LIBYA: Final Deadline to Renew Lapsed Trademarks - 31st of December 2015

Inventa International informs that the Libyan Registrar has confirmed that it would be possible to submit renewal applications for expired trademarks regardless of their expiry date until the 31st of December, 2015. All expired trademarks that fail to proceed with this action on the stated date will be handled as if they were cancelled from the 1st of January, 2016. To submit renewal applications or obtaining certificates, applicants are required to provide the following: A specimen of the mark; The filing number; The filing date; The applicant’s details; The class of the mark; And the list of goods.  

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