FAQ

T1: How long will it take to conduct a trademark search?
4-7 working days. 

T2: Does your country use the international classification?
Yes

T3: Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
Class 33 is prohibited and beers in class 32 are not allowed for registration. 

T4: Does the specification of goods in any class limit the protection to the specified goods, or does it give additional protection to all the goods in the class?
The limitation of goods in a class will protect only the specified goods.

T5: Can a trademark be registered in the name of more than one applicant ( i.e. joint application) ? If so, what are its requirements?
Yes

T6: Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents?
No

T7: Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
No

T8: May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?
No, because the Palestinian National Authority is not a member of which.

T9: What is the term of protection of a trademark? From what date is it calculated?
7 years and it is calculated from the date of filing.

T10: Is marking compulsory and, if so, how should marking be made?
No

T11: In case a trademark is not renewed in due time, and another company register the same trademark, can the original owner oppose the registration or not?
The original owner can oppose the registration with in one year only
from the date of the trademark not being renewed.

T12: If the trademark was filed incorrectly originally, what documentation would be required to amend the official register to show the correct details?
Requirements are the documents with the correct information

T13: Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
No

T14: Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection
for all the goods covered by the registration?

Yes, but it depends on the other party objection. It protects the
trademark in case of opposition, the trademark remains registered but
protects only that item.

T15: What are the types of use required?
Local agent ad selling the products in the country.

T16: Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
Yes

T17: Is recording a license agreement compulsory? What are the consequences of non-recordal?
Recording a license agreement is recommended.

T18: Can recordals such as change of name, address, merger, assignment, license, etc., be made against pending applications?
Yes

T19: Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill? What monetary consideration is to be mentioned as the value of the assignment? Is there any tax based on the value mentioned?
Yes, there is no tax

T20: Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
After the publication, the opposition period is three months.

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Telephone: (00 970-8) 2626073
Fax: (00 970-8) 2626070
Email: gaza@agip.com
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