Lebanon

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Direct (Paris Convention) filing

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Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English & French***
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *The POA does not need to be notarized or legalized. The power of attorney should be submitted to the Lebanon Patent Office within three months from the date of filing the application (no extensions available). Late filing of the POA will incur a fee, invoiced by the agent.

    **Must be legalized up to the Lebanese consulate. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure; note that costs will be incurred for this. The assignment forms should be submitted to the Lebanon Patent Office within three months from the date of filing the application (no extensions available). Late filing of the forms will incur a fee, invoiced by the agent.

    ***An Arabic translation of the title, abstract and claims is also required.

  • A certified copy of the priority document should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of the document is possible within three months from the date of filing the application but will result in a late fee, invoiced by the agent.

  • A certified English translation of the priority document is only required when the document is neither in English nor French. The translation should be submitted along with the original certified copy of the priority document. Late filing fees will not be incurred for submitting the translation after filing, however, fees may be incurred if the translation is filed separately from the certified copy of the priority document.

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