Intellectual Property in Lebanon

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
National Organizations
At the national level, the National Office for the protection of intellectual property operates.
Regional Organizations
There is no regional organization for the protection of intellectual property.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Patent Law n° 240 of 2000
20 years from the date of payment of registration fee.
Trademark
 
Law of 1924 amended in 1946
15 years renewable indefinitely Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Design
 
Law n°4 on patents, designs and industrial models of 15 May 2005
25 years renewable one time for 25 years.  
Copyright
 
Law on copyright 1999
Up to 50 years after the author's death Berne convention
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Law n°4 on patents, designs and industrial models of 15 May 2005
25 years renewable one time for 25 years.  

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