Industrial Design

Lebanon

BASIC FACTS

Registrable Designs as per the Act
Followings are the Registrable subject matter for Industrial Design protection: 1. An arrangement of colours or lines which gives a distinctive appearance to an industrial or handicraft object.
Designs not Registrable
Industrial Design protection excludes the following: 1. Designs the use of which may undermine public order or offend public morality.
Non-convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
Utility Model Protection is provided under Industrial Design
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Requirement for Novelty
The drawings and designs which contain the two advantages of being new and invented, that is, they include external characteristics to make them of special form which differentiates them from known drawings and designs may be filed.
Time Period
25 Years
Effective Date
Registration Date

PROSECUTION

Number of Views Required
2 (minimum)
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Consulate Legalized
Deed of Assignment
Consulate Legalized
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Consulate Legalized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Consulate Legalized
Declaration of Use
No
Declaration of Ownership
Consulate Legalized
Declaration of Nationality
Consulate Legalized
Copy of Inventor's Passport
Yes
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
7 Days
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
7 Days
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2-3 Months

OPPOSITION

Opposition Period
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A

RENEWAL

First Renewal will be due in the year
The application is renewable only once for 25 years
Subsequent Renewal will be due in the year
N/A
Grace Period
3 Months after the expiration of the 25th Year.
Time Frame for payment of Renewal before Due Date
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
1 Month
Power of Attorney
Consulate Legalized
Registration Certificate
Copy
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A

RECORDALS

Recordals are Permissible for pending Application
Yes
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
1 Month
Change of Name / Legal form / Address
Power of Attorney Consulate Legalized
Certified copy of extract from Registrar of Companies, with required translation Consulate Legalized
Assignment
Power of Attorney Consulate Legalized
Deed of Assignment Consulate Legalized
Merger
Power of Attorney Consulate Legalized
Deed of Merger Consulate Legalized
License
Power of Attorney Consulate Legalized
License Agreement Consulate Legalized