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GCC Power of Attorney for Patents
POA

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EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Granted and published patents may to be searched by title and subject matter
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 due annually and is payable the first 3 months of each calendar year following the year the patent application was filed. Grace period of 3 months for late payment with a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation, extract form the commercial register or certificate of good standing, legalized
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Filing Requirements
• Certificate of change/address, legalized
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment from the inventor(s), legalized
• Certificate of incorporation, extract form the commercial register or certificate of good standing, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Arabic translation of specifications
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