The Maghreb region, known for its tourist and historical sites, has been experiencing its own industrial revolution over the span of the past several years. From West to East, the region is comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.With a total population in excess of 90 million, the region has attracted its share of business and development.Algeria and Morocco account for the majority of this market with populations of 40 million and 35 million,respectively. Tunisia, a much smaller country in land size, has a population of over 11 million. Finally, Libya, despite its massive land size, has a very small population of about 6 million. This is primarily due to the political situation and instability in the country for decades .Libya's patent system is weak at best, based on a law that was published in 1959 and not amended or ratified since, despite the country's accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2005. There is certainly a lot of work to be done in Libya.
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