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Trademarks
Country POA Deadline for Filing an Opposition Protection Period Grace Period for Renewal Time Frame for Registration
Bahrain Legalized 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 10-15 Months
Egypt Legalized 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 12-24 Months
Gaza Strip Simply signed 3 months from publication date 7 years from filing date, then be renewable (14 years each) 1 month 16-22 Months
Iraq Legalized 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 18-24 Months
Jordan Legalized 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date/ 1 year 14-16 Months
Kuwait Legalized 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 6-12 Months
Lebanon Legalized Oppositions can only be filed before Court. 15 years from registration date 3 months One month
Libya Legalized 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date 3 months 3-4 Years
Morocco Simply signed 2 months from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 5 months
Oman legalized up to the Omani or certified by Apostille 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 10-12 Months
Qatar Legalized 4 months from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 24 Months
Saudi Arabia Legalized 90 days from publication date 10 years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 lunar months 10-15 months
Sudan Notarized 8 months from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 10-30 Months
Syria Legalized 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 10-16 Months
Tunisia Simply signed and Stamped 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 6 months 12-18 Months
UAE Legalized 30 days from last publication date 10 years from filing date 3 months 6-10 Months
West Bank Legalized 3 months from publication date 7 years from filing date, then be renewable (14 years each) 1 month 7-12 Months
Yemen Notarized and Legalized 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date 12 months 10-14 Months

Patents
Country Deadline for Filing an Opposition Examination Protection Period Compulsory Licenses
Bahrain Within 60 days from publication date Form, novelty and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 3 years from the date of grant
Egypt Within 60 days from publication date Form, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 3 years from the date of grant
Gaza Strip Within two months from publication date Form and patentability 16 years from filing date Within 3 years from the date of grant
Iraq At any time after grant of the patent Form, novelty and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date; Within 3 years from the date of grant
Jordan Within three months from publication date Form, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
Kuwait There are no provisions No examination 20 years from filing date Not granted
Lebanon Oppositions to any granted patent may be filed before the Court Form only 20 years from filing date Within 3 years from the date of grant
Libya Within two months from publication date Form only 15 years from filing date If within 3 years from the date of grant
Morocco There are no provisions Form, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
Oman Within 120 days from publication date Form and novelty 20 years from date of grant Within 3 years from the date of grant
Qatar Within two months from publication date Within two months from publication date 20 years from filing date Within 3 years from date of grant
Saudi Arabia Within 90 days from publication date Form, novelty and industrial applicability 20 calendar years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
Sudan There are no provisions Form only 20 years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
Syria Within six months from the publication date Form, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability 15 years from filing date for patent granted Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
Tunisia 60 days from publication date Form, novelty and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant
UAE Within 60 days from publication date Form, novelty and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 3 years after grant
West Bank Within two months from publication date Form and patentability 16 years from filing date Within 3 years from the date of grant
Yemen Within 90 days from publication date Novelty ,inventive step and industrial applicability 20 years from filing date Within 4 years from the filing date or 3 years from the date of grant

Industrial Designs
Country Protection Period Examination Renewal
Bahrain 10 years from filing date Form, novelty and industrial applicability For one term of 5 years
Egypt 10 years from filing date Form and novelty For one term of 5 years with a 3 – month grace period
Gaza Strip 5 years from filing date Form only For two successive terms of 5 years each
Iraq 10 years from filing date Form, novelty and industrial applicability impossible
Jordan 15 years from filing date, and if priority is claimed, 15 years from priority date. Form and novelty impossible
Kuwait 10 years from filing date Form, local novelty, and industrial applicability For one term of 5 years
Lebanon 25 years from filing date Form only For one additional term of 25 years
Libya 5 years from filing date Form only For two successive terms of 5 years
Morocco 5 years from filing date Form only For four successive terms of 5 years
Oman 5 years from filing date Novelty For two successive terms of 5 years each
Saudi Arabia 10 years from filing date Form and novelty impossible
Sudan 5 years from filing date Form only For two successive terms of 5 years
Syria 5 years from filing date Form and novelty For two successive terms of 5 years each
Tunisia 5, 10 or 15 years from filing date Form only For two successive periods of 5 years
UAE 10 years from filing date Form, novelty, inventiveness and industrial applicability Not possible
West Bank 5 years from filing date Form only For two successive terms of 5 years each
Yemen 10 years from filing date Form only Not Possible

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