Our team of experts combines profound industry knowledge with comprehensive legal understanding to assist clients in a range of trademark, patent, industrial design, and copyright matters.
We offer our clients a full range of Intellectual Property services, including processing applications for trademark, patent, copyright and design protection, conducting prior art searches, acting in IP litigation, drafting and negotiating IP contracts, and providing consultation spanning across Libyan aspects of intellectual property laws and regulations.
A trademark is any recognisable sign, expression or design (including particular words, shapes, drawings, symbols or groups of colours) which distinguishes products or services of a specific source from others. Trademarks used to identify services are often called service marks.
A patent grants to its owner an exclusive right to exploit, sell, and use an invention for a specific period. In Libya, patents are valid for 15 years from the date of filing the patent application, provided that payment of all prescribed annual fees is kept current.
A copyright is the exclusive legal right to print, publish, reproduce, distribute, sell, film or perform original material such as a literary, musical or any artistic work for a given period.
The Libyan laws about intellectual property include the following:
The international treaties and conventions relevant to the intellectual property include the following:
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