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Intellectual property protection in Lebanon

Intellectual Property in Lebanon

1. Lebanon general info

Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Lebanon has a coastline and border on the Mediterranean Sea to the west; border shared with Syria to the north and east and a long border with Israel to the south.  The capital and the largest city is Beirut. It is Arabic speaking country.

International Country Code: LB

Time zone: EET (UTC+2); Summer EEST (UTC+3)                             

Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)

Brief information about Patent registration in Lebanon (non-PCT)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Lebanon

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Lebanon

2. IP Legal Base in Lebanon

Patent Law
IPR-Trademark, Industrial Design & Unfair Competition Law
Copyright Law

3. International organizations/agreements 

Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Ministry of Economy and Trade - Department of Intellectual Property
Riyad El Soleh Street
Lazarieh Building
5th floor
Phone: (961 1) 982 369
Fax: (961 1) 982 369
Email: wamil@economy.gov.lb

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Lebanon are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Jah & Co. IP on 08/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Lebanese IP Laws.