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Kuwait Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA
Kuwait Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA

Laws

Kuwait Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certified copy of priority document, if priority claimed, legalized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certified copy of the license agreement, legalized
• Copy of the signature certificate of the licensee
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• Separate POAs are required from licensee and licensor