Designs and industrial models are protected in Libya through registration with the competent office. The Patent Office examines the application as to relative novelty.

A registration of a design or an industrial model is subject to cancellation in the event any interested party requests such a cancellation before the competent tribunal on the grounds that the registrant is not the real owner of the design.

A design or an industrial model registration is valid for 5 years starting from the date of filing the application renewable for two similar periods of 5 years each. Registration, assignment and cancellation of design or industrial model registrations are published in the Official Gazette and entered in the register.

There is no provision in the current Libyan law as to working or compulsory licensing of designs and industrial models.

Any infringement or unauthorized use of a registered design or industrial model is punishable under the current law in Libya.


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