Region: Libya

Libya moves to revive trademarks

The Libyan General Directorate of Companies and Trademark Registrations has issued a notice inviting owners of trademark rights in Libya to take steps to revive their rights, for a fee. It is surmised that the directorate is referring to marks filed or registered prior to 1981. Trademark owners have until December 31 2004 to revalidate their registrations and/or complete formalities relating to pending applications.

31 August 2004

Libyan Trademark Office reopens for limited operations

The Libyan Trademark Office has resumed limited operations and is accepting new applications from Libyan nationals. However, there is no indication of when it will start accepting applications from non-Libyan trademark owners. It suspended operations last year in order to reorganize and automate its procedures.

12 September 2003

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