IP Africa News – Libya & Egypt

Libya has issued a directive imposing restriction on foreigners registeringtrademarks in the country. This directive took effect on November 1, 2022. TheEuropean Commission’s website captures this news as follows “Libya’s trademarkoffice has suspended the acceptance of trademark applications and registrationsfiled by foreign applicants”.

According to the administrative directive of Libya’s Ministry of Economy and Trade,the trademark office limited its operation of new trademark registrations arisingfrom foreign applicants, while the status of pending procedures concerning foreign-owned trademarks is still not clear.

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