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Trademark Registration


  • The applicant's particulars: name, address and nationality
  • Originally signed power of attorney but this must be filed at any time before the application
  • A certified copy of priority application (if claimed) within 3 months from the date of filing.
  • Classes and specification of goods/services
  • A copy of the trademark
Time for trademark registration: 8~12 months

Patent Registration


  • The applicant's particulars: name, address and nationality
  • The inventor's particulars: name, address and nationality

IP Treaties Membership:

Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Paris Convention, Berne Convention.

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

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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 ( 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