GCC


Trademark Registration in GCC

Although trademark laws is very close to be adopted by GCC countries, registration and fees will continue only standardize the regulations in all GCC countries.

As soon as GCC trademark law is enacted, we will include an article in our website about the important features of the law.


Patent Registration

Requirements:

  • The applicant's particulars: name, address and nationality
  • Notarized and legalized Power of attorney up to the Iraqi Consulate in the domicile of the applicant
  • Notarized and Legalized Power of Attorney up to the Egyptian Consulate in the domicile of the applicant.
  • Notarized and Legalized Deed of Assignment up to the Egyptian Consulate in the domicile of the applicant. (if the applicant is not the inventor)
  • Certified Priority documents (if priority is claimed)
  • Notarized and Legalized Commercial Registration Certificate up to the Egyptian Consulate in the domicile of the applicant, if the applicant is a company.
  • Specifications, Abstract and Claims along with Arabic translations

Patent Registration

Requirements:

  • The applicant's particulars: numbers and nationality.
  • The inventor's particulars: name, gender, address, p. o .box, e-mail address, phone, mobile and fax numbers and nationality.
  • If the patent application contains more than one graphical descriptions/drawings, the main graphical description/drawing should be pointed out
  • Notarized and legalized power of attorney up to the Saudi Consulate or any GCC Country Consulate in the domicile of the applicant as per the attached form. (note: we can file the application now and submit the notarized and legalized power of attorney within the following three months). Kindly insert the name and address of the applicant in the English section of the POA and sent it back to us. We will then translate the name and address in Arabic as well. Afterwards, please notarize it and legalize it up to the Saudi Consulate or in any GCC Country Consulate in the domicile of the applicant.
  • Notarized and legalized deed of assignment if the applicant is not the inventor (note: we can file the application now and submit the notarize and legalize deed of assignment within the following three months)
  • If the applicant is an individual, then a copy of photo identification document (e.g., passport) is required. If the applicant is a company, then a certified copy of the Commercial Registration Certificate of the company is required
  • Certified copy of the priority application. (note: we can file the application now and submit the certified copy of the priority within the following three months)
  • Patent application, priority documents, and deed of assignment shall all be translated to Arabic within one week of filing. We can translate the same for you but this will take 1~2 weeks. (20 US$ per page)

For registration fees, POA/DOA forms, trademark renewal, patent/design annuity, assignment, license, opposition, enforcement,litigation or other inquiries, please email us at: info@aiptlaw.com

Copyright 2018 Alotaishan Intellectual Property and Technology Law Firm. All rights Reserved.


Saudi Arabia: Subject to presenting a valid excuse, the Saudi patent office (SPO) has approved an extension of time for claiming priority in entering the national phase for the PCT applications. The Applications will be afforded the opportunity to file their late applications claiming their earliest priority. It's worth mentioning that the applicant must mention the reasons that made him unable to file his application within the thirty (30) month deadline.

June 12, 2018


AIP&T: Atty. Mohammad Al-otaishan LLM, managing partner of AIP&T was rated as No. 1 Individual IP Lawyer in Saudi Arabia as per statistic made by WTR 2018 (http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com). The statistic is based on market feedback.

June 6, 2018

Kuwait: As of 27th of February 2018, the Kuwaiti patent office has started accepting PCT examination.

February 27, 2018

Egypt: AIP&T’s branch in Cairo, Egypt has opened in 2018 with a full operation of more than 12 professionals.

February 16, 2018