Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English & French***
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country notes: *The Power of Attorney form does not need to be notarized or legalized. The form should be submitted to the Lebanon Patent Office within three months from the date of filing the application (no extensions available). Late filing of the Power of Attorney will incur a fee, invoiced by the agent.

**Must be legalized up to the Lebanese consulate. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure; note that costs will be incurred for this. The assignment forms should be submitted to the Lebanon Patent Office within three months from the date of filing the application (no extensions available). Late filing of the forms will incur a fee, invoiced by the agent.

***An Arabic translation of the title, abstract and claims is also required.

• A certified copy of the priority document should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of the document is possible within three months from the date of filing the application but will result in a late fee, invoiced by the agent.

• A certified English translation of the priority document is only required when the document is neither in English nor French. The translation should be submitted along with the original certified copy of the priority document. Late filing fees will not be incurred for submitting the translation after filing, however, fees may be incurred if the translation is filed separately from the certified copy of the priority document.

Saba & Co. Intellectual Property

Established: 1937

Number of Professional Staff: 320+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, 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 and Saudi Arabia

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