Patent

Lebanon

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
"The invention is liable for protection if such is Novel, Creative and Applicable. - A patent shall be issued for each invention related to: a. A new industrial product b. New method that leads to the production of a new industrial product or a known indu
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
No
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
No
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
N/A
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process, Omnibus and Swiss-type
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Arabic; French or English
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
2 Months
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
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
Signed
Declaration of Nationality
Signed
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
1 Month
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months to amend the invention and 2 Months to file an objection
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
To be provided by the Examiner
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months (approx)
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
3-4 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
Yes