Via the latest newsletter of NJQ & Associates comes some information concerning Libya. NJQ reports as follows:
Please be advised that the Libyan Trademark Office (LTMO) is now fully operational and will soon start to issue registration certificates, renewal certificates, and recordals certificates (assignments, mergers, and changes of name and address).This must be encouraging information for those seeking to protect their legal interests in Libya, as well as for all those who look forward to seeing the country make some economic progress after its recent travails.
We are listing below statistics issued by LTMO representing the number of applications filed from 2002 to March 2014:
YEAR NUMBER OF FILED APPLICATIONS 2002 42 2003 406 2004 2135 2005 3337 2006 3831 2007 4056 2008 2944 2009 3212 2010 1920 2011 296 2012 NONE 2013 3499 2014 (through February) 1064
It was noticed that recently the LTMO has improved its operations and is trying to accelerate the registration procedures.