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Trade Mark Information

Latest News: 12 December 2014:

Further to our update in September 2014 when, due to renewed unrest in Libya, the Trade Marks Office had been closed, please note that it has now reopened.

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:        No
  • Paris Union:                     Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • Certification marks


The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation, legalized up to the Libyan Consulate
  • Certificate of Incorporation, legalized up to the Libyan Consulate, with verified Arabic translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information 

  • Area: Approximately 1 759 540 km2
  • Population: 6.5 million
  • Capital: Tripoli
  • Currency: Libyan Dinar
  • GDP: $ 89 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .ly
  • Languages: Arabic (official language)
  • Exports: Crude oil; refined petroleum products; natural gas; chemicals
  • Imports: Machinery; transport equipment; manufactured goods

International / Regional Conventions: 

  • Berne Convention
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
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