Patents: Libya

General Information

International Agreements : PCT (as of September 15, 2005)

Novelty Requirements : Local disclosure or use only

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Patents are examined as to formalities.

Protection Period : 15 Years from filing date – extendable for another 5 Years.

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date

Annuity Payments : Annually

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 months

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – if Patent was not used within 3 years as of grant date.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes – required by Law.

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney signed, stamped by the applicant company and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country.
  2. A copy of the extract of the entry of the applicant company in the commercial register or a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation if the applicant is a company or a corporate body; duly notarized and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate of the applicant home country.
  3. A deed of assignment from the inventor(s) if not employed by the applicant duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate of the applicant home country.
  4. The name, nationality, address, and profession or nature of business of the applicant and the inventor(s). 
  5. A copy of the specifications and a summary of the invention in English.
  6. Two copies of the specification and a summary of the invention in Arabic.
  7. Four sets of the formal drawings.
  8. A certified copy of the priority document for a convention application.

PCT National Phase Requirements

  1. International Application Form.
  2. International Search Report.
  3. PCT Preliminary Examination Report (if available).
  4. Certified copy of Priority document.
  5. Specifications, claims, abstract & Drawings (the required Arabic translation can be prepared locally).
  6. Assignment Deed legalized up to Libyan Consulate (if the inventor is not the applicant).
  7. Power of Attorney legalized up to Libyan Consulate.
  8. Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation OR an Extract from the Commercial Register legalized up to Libyan Consulate.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney signed, stamped by the assignee company’s stamp and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country.
  2. An extract of the entry of the assignee company in the commercial register or a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation, if the assignee is a company or a body corporate legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country. 
  3. A deed of assignment signed, stamped by the assignee company’s stamp and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant home country.

 

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