Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes*
Language: Arabic
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: No substantive examination
Country Notes: * Powers of Attorney and assignment forms must be notarized and legalized via the Libyan consulate in your home country. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure that is required; note that costs will be incurred for this.

• A simply signed Powers of Attorney is acceptable at the time of filing, with the original legalized Powers of Attorney to follow within two months.

• Extract from the Commercial Registry or Certificate of Incorporation, duly legalized by the Libyan consulate, is required.

• An Arabic translation of the Priority Document is required within three months of the filing date.

• All filing documents, such as the Power of Attorney, assignments and certificate of incorporation, must be translated into Arabic by a certified translator. The agent invoices the client directly for these charges, and also for any late submission of missing documents.

Saba & Co. Intellectual Property

Established: 1937

Number of Professional Staff: 320+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Bahrain, Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Saba is the longest-established and most renowned intellectual property firm in the Arab world. The firm is active in all areas of prosecution, registration, and enforcement of intellectual property rights and provides the full range of related legal services.

Saba’s mission is to help clients achieve the maximum benefit from their intellectual property rights. For years, Saba has been a leader among regional firms in the strength and depth of its commitment to understand and serve its clients. The experience, knowledge, and resources of Saba provide what is needed for the firm to offer first rate intellectual property services.

Saba operates through an extensive network of branch and representative offices across West Asia, North Africa and their neighboring regions. Saba & Co. is the only IP firm in the Middle East and North Africa region that is a partnership, therefore the firm’s strength is continuity which has been demonstrated over the last 75 years.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Mechanical
• Petro-chemicals
• Pharmaceuticals
• Polymer Science

Contact Information

Mail

Saba House,
Saïd Freiha Street,
Hazmieh, Beirut,
Lebanon

Courier

Website

www.sabaip.com