Trademark in Lebanon
According to the Lebanese law, marks can be names, symbols, letters, drawings and figures and any sign of any kind intended to bring benefit by distinguishing between things and showing the identity, source, origin of goods or the products.
One application can cover more classes of goods and/or services.
After the filing, the Examining Attorney makes a complete review of the mark, including a search for earlier conflicting marks.
In Lebanon it is not possible to file an opposition against a trademark application and the trademark is registered upon payment of the registration fees.
The term of duration of a mark shall be fifteen years from the registration and can be renewed indefinitely, each time for fifteen years.
According to the article 74 of the Lebanese trademark law, if a trademark legally filed does not cause objection within the five years period following the filing, it shall not be possible to object afterwards to the first depositor concerning the right of ownership of this trademark due to the precedence of its use, unless it is proved in written deeds that the depositor was not ignorant or unaware at the time of effecting the filing that the trademark belonged to the person who used it first.