(WIPO code: LB) (latest review January 2021)

by FADY SARKIS, Law Office, Beirut - Mr. Fady J. Sarkis

General Information

Area

10,400 sq. km.

Population

5,469,612 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Beirut (including suburbs) with about 2.424 million inhabitants (estimated 2020).

Languages

Arabic (official), French, English.

Currency

Lebanese pound.

Most important products

Agriculture: citrus fruits, wines, tobacco, cotton, olive oil, vegetables, cereals. Industry: banking, food products, textile and clothing, carpets, electrical apparatus, computer software, pharmaceutical products, perfumes,printing, mineral water, leather shoes, furniture, paints, chemicals, plastics, glassware, sanitary installations, cement, metallic works, jewelry and gold ware.

General Remarks

Lebanon was administered under a French mandate from 1920 to 1941. An agreement signed on December 27, 1943, transferred all powers hitherto exercised by France to the Lebanese government, taking effect as of January 1, 1944. All foreign troops were withdrawn in 1946.

 

Statistics (Dec. 2020) (Applications filed and/or registered)
Patents 252
Trademarks 7,198
Industrial designs 41
Copyrights 147