Libya is a party to the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. It is possible to claim priority under the Paris Convention.
Libya follows a single class filing system and recognises both goods and services classes in terms of the 8th edition of the Nice Classification.
The total time from filing to registration is approximately 36 months. Trade mark applications are examined for compliance with formal and substantive requirements and are published in the official gazette after acceptance. Trade marks may be opposed within 3 months from the date of publication.