Trademarks: West Bank

General Information

International Agreements : None

Classification : Nice Classification (Classes 1-45) – Single Class Filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks and Service Marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : No
Examination : Marks are examined as to registribilty
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date (Extendible for one month only).

Time Frame for Registration : 24 months
Registration Term : 7 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 14 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : One month with payment of fine.

Use Requirement for filing : Not required for filing trademark applications.

Cancellation : A trademark registration is vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party who can establish that the trademark was not actually used during the two years immediately preceding the application for cancellation or that there was no bona fide of using the trademark
on the goods in respect of which the trademark was registered.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ?   No
Can pending applications be Assigned ?   Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ?   Not applicable yet.
Can pending application be Licensed ?    Not applicable yet.

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. If no Palestinian Consulate is available, then legalized up to Jordanian Consulate.
  2. Fifteen prints of the trademark for each class of goods.
  3. The name, address, nationality, and occupation of the applicant.
  4. A copy of the certificate of incorporation or an extract of entry of the applicant company.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. If no Palestinian Consulate is available, then legalized up to Jordanian Consulate.
  2. The trademark number and class and date of filing.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. If no
    Palestinian Consulate is available, then legalized up to Jordanian Consulate.
  2. A duly notarized assignment deed which must include the assignment of the goodwill of the business concern related to the trademark.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. If no Palestinian Consulate is available, then legalized up to Jordanian Consulate.
  2. A certified copy of the change of name or address certificate issued by the home registry.
  3. The number and date of registration of the trademark.

 

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