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Kuwait

Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition — single class filing. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 are not acceptable for registration
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Both formality and substantive
  • Opposition Period - 60 days from publication date
  • Extension of time - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date renewable indefinitely
  • Use - Non-use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years exposes to mark to cancellation by any interested parties

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • Copy of an Extract from the Commercial Register or copy of the Articles of Association or Incorporation, if the applicant is a corporate body. The document should be filed within 3 months from the application’s date
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the corresponding home or foreign application.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • The original Registration Certificate for endorsement.

Assignment
  • A Power of Attorney executed by the assignee and duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • A deed of assignment signed by both parties and legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • The original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.

Merger
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Kuwaiti consulate
  • A merger document duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • The original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.

Change of Name or Address
  • A Power of Attorney executed in the new name and/or address and duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • A certificate of change of name and/or address duly legalized by the Kuwaiti consulate.
  • The original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.

Patents

Filing Requirements
  • A Power of Attorney, duly legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • All PCT documents.
  • The English specification, claims, and drawings, if any, along with the Arabic translation thereof (it will be prepared at our end).

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality, novelty, and industrial applicability
  • Application with multiple figures - Acceptable for up to 50 figures
  • Renewal - Allowed for one 5 year term

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register, Articles of Incorporation or Memorandum of Association, if the applicant is a company, duly legalized by the Kuwaiti Consulate.
  • Title and brief description of the design, together with two copies of its drawings.



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