The Libyan Trade Mark Office (LTMO) was closed due to the national war from February 2011 to 14 April 2013.
Since the beginning of the LTMO’s operation in 2002 through today, no registration certificates have been issued. Since the registration period is 10 years from the filing date, many applications published and have matured to registration. Accordingly, many trademarks were due for renewal during the closure of the LTMO.
Now, the LTMO has confirmed that it is possible to file renewal applications for expired trademarks and renewals coming before the end of this year and those due in year 2014.
It is still not clear if a grace period will be announced for late renewal or whether there will be penalty charges.
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