Legalization of required documents
Legalization of documents by the Libyan Consulate abroad now must be made form the original country of the applicant and it is no longer accepted to be issued or authenticated from another country.
It is worth mentioning that trademark filing requirements are:
- Power of attorney duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate.
- Certificate of Incorporation or an Extract from the Commercial Register duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate with certified translation.
- Certified copy of the priority document duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate (in case priority is to be claimed).
Patent filing requirements are:
- Power of attorney duly legalized up to the Libyan Consulate (in case there is no Libyan Consulate, then legalization many be mad4e by any other Arabic one).
- Certificate of Incorporation or an Extract from the Commercial Register duly Legalized.
- Three (3) copies of specifications, claims and drawings in English and Arabic.
- Priority document duly legalized (in case priority is to be claimed).
New official fees for local legalization of document
Any document legalized by a Libyan Consulate abroad, as it must be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is now subject to new official fees of an average of LD25 (around US$31).
New Registrar for trademark office
In an attempt to develop the operations of the trademark office, the Ministry of Economy and Trade has appointed a newly qualified Registrar as of 10 June 2008.