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Intellectual property in Libya

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The Industrial Research Center (IRC).
Libya is a member of the WIPO Convention (convention instituting the World Intellectual Property Organisation). It is also a signatory to the Paris Convention on industrial property, as well as the Berne Convention on the protection of literary and artistic works.
Regional Organisations
The Secretariat of the People's Public Committee - National Board for Scientific Research
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
law n° 8 of 1959 on patents and on industrial designs and models. 1959
Protection is for a period of 15 years from the date of registration. It can be renewed once for a period of 5 years. Payment is made by annual increments. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark
 
Paris Convention on industrial property 1967
10 years from registration. There is a 3 months' wait after the date of registration during which anybody can oppose the request for protection. This can be renewed every 10 years.
Copyright
 
Law number 7 of 1984 based on law number 9 of 1968 on copyright protection.
Protection is valid for the lifetime of the author plus a period of 50 years. Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

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