Details Design Registration Lebanon
Here you can mandate us to obtain design protection in Lebanon.
We will prepare and file your design application in Lebanon and inform you about the progress of proceeding. Our offer includes the fees of the intellectual property office for the application, immediate publication and registration of your design.
Any inventor of a drawing or a design, or those who have rights thereto, shall alone have the right of usufruct thereto, and to sell, or offer it for sale, and to authorize its sale, provided that such drawing or design is previously filed. The Drawings and designs which contain the two advantages of being new and inventive may be filed. That is the matter, if they include external characteristics to make them of special form which differentiates them from known drawings and designs.
A design right in Lebanon will be established through a registration at the patent office. It is a deposit system.
The maximum term of protection in Lebanon is 50 years provided the registration is renewed one time for a second period of 25 years.
The first 25-year-term of design protection in Lebanon will be calculated from the date of registration.
The applicant shall have the right to ask for the publication of the designs he filed or just a part thereof at the time of filing without paying an additional fee. The applicant shall reserve this right during the first 5 years following the filing but in this case the request for publication shall necessitate the payment of an additional publication fee. The depositor who wants to advertise all or part of the things he filed, shall submit an application therewith to the Director of the Bureau, to be enclosed with a design of each of the things he wants to advertise. If the publication for the filed design is not requested during the five years following the filing, the sealed box with the design shall be put at the disposal of the depositor who may keep the filing in effect on all or part of the things in the box, whether he wants to keep the filing confidential or to be published. The difference between the two filings is that things which are not requested to be filed shall be returned to the depositor. The open or confidential filing requested to be effected before or on the lapsed of the first five years shall remain for the period of twenty five years, starting from the date of the first filing. At the lapsed of these twenty five years or before its lapsed the depositor or those who have rights therein, may ask for extension of filing for another twenty five years.
The registered design in Lebanon is an unexamined industrial property right. Neither the office nor we will examine the novelty and individual characteristic of your design. Both, novelty and the individual characteristic of the design, will statutorily be presumed because of the registration. Advertising for a drawing or a design before filing even if such advertising is effected due to the sale of the product, shall not result in the lapse of the protection granted in Lebanon.
Opposition cannot be filed by a third party in Lebanon during registration process. But after registration everybody has the right to start an action for annulment in case he may give proof of lack of novelty and lack of individuality of the registered design.
In Lebanon multiple design application with up to 100 designs are possible if the multiple designs belong into the identic Locarno class. Such a multiple application will affect the reduction of the patent office fees. One design may be shown by several pictures or drawings, but for each view beyond the first one separate fee shall be paid for due to the costs of publication.
For the registration of a design in Lebanon you need:
- 2 items to be deposited;
- the title or name of your design: (f.e. car fender „ALKU“, Artikel.-No.1234);
- images or drawings showing only your product in front of a neutral background, please provide us with black and white pictures or technical drawings reduced to the lines of the design without any further technical information that show the design views from all possible directions (bottom, top, left, right view etc.); please note that the protection will rest on what can be seen in the views. A separate fee shall be paid for each picture beyond the first one.
- contact details of the client (;
- contact details of the owner of the industrial design right;
if the owner shall be a juristical person we need a copy of the commercial register;
- name, title, nationality and domicile of the inventor of the object required to be filed;
- a short description - if possible - of the product/design, especially if the design has specific characteristics which can not to be seen in the views;
- in case of prior design application in a foreign country please provide a copy of the office letter stating the receipt of the filing, file number and name of the patent office.
If you engage us we will render the following services : preparation of the filing including selection of the classes of goods (Locarno-classification); examination of the images in regard to the formal requirements (we do not review if the design has novelty and individual characteristic); requesting additional documents or new images; legal advice with regard to the filing process and documents; sending the prepared filing details to you for review; filing the application at the intellectual property office; representation of the applicant in front of the office in the apüplication process (not in opposition matters); payment of the office fee (application fee, registration fee, publication fee); transmission of office documents as well as the letter confirming the application; legal advice in due time in order to enable you to extend the protection of your design patent to foreign countries by claiming the priority of the prior application; receipt, checking and forwarding of the registration certificate (if available) and a copy of an extract from the register; receipt and transmission of all documents sent from the patent office after the registration; docketing and deadline, renewal time monitoring.
Usually the drawings and images of the design are to be provided by the client. But we also may prepare (new) drawings or align the drawings in order to meet the formal filing requirements. If you follow our advice we do not anticipate any office actions. Nevertheless it is possible that the patent office will not accept your views or drawings and issue an office action. In this case the response to the office action will cause more efforts not covered by opur offer. You will be informed about the office action and you will be enabled to mandate us to represent you in this new proceeding. Insofar we may need the assistance of a professional drawer to aline your drawings to the demands of the office. Fees charged insofar by a professional drawer are not covered by our offer as well as fees for notarizations .Our offer does not include services in regard to oppositions or office actions or fees for relevant public notarization.
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