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General Information
  • Search - Yes, on Granted Patents Only
  • Priority - Yes, within 12 months
  • Examination - As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability
  • Publication - Applications are published in the Official Gazette
  • Opposition period - 90 days from publication date
  • Annuities - A maintenance fee is payable annually and is payable the first 3 months of each calendar year following the year the patent application was filed. A grace period of 3 months is allowed for late payment of annuities with an extra charge
  • Term of protection - 20 years from the filing date
  • Exploitation - Patent exploitation is mandatory within three (3) years from the date of grant

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or a certified copy of the Articles of Association or Incorporation, if the applicant is a corporate body, duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Deed of Assignment from the inventor(s) or a certified copy of the original assignment duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the priority document is required
  • Specification, claims, abstract in Word format and formal drawings, if any, in English and Arabic languages. The Arabic translation will be prepared from our end.

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney from the assignee duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or a certified copy of the Articles of Association or Incorporation from the assignee duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Deed of Assignment from assignor to the assignee duly legalized by the Consulate of any GCC Member State.

Merger
  • Power of Attorney from the entity surviving the merger duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or a certified copy of the Articles of Association or Incorporation from the entity surviving the merger duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • A certificate of Merger, duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney reflecting the new Name or Address duly legalized by the Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or a certified copy of the Articles of Association or Incorporation reflecting the new Name or Address duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.
  • Certificate of Change of Name/Address duly legalized by a Consulate of any GCC Member State.

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