Are patent applications examined in Arabic or English?

Depending on the country, applications will be examined in either language. For example, patent applications in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are always examined based on the Arabic translation of the specifications. The search reports and opinions are also issued in Arabic and the responses has to also be submitted in Arabic. The ...

2021-07-03T10:32:59+00:00July 3rd, 2021||

Is there a regional patent office for the MENA region?

While there is not a regional patent office covering the whole region, there is a regional patent office which extends protection to the GCC member countries. The GCC Patent Office is located in Saudi Arabia, and operates independently from the Saudi Arabian Patent Office. The GCC Patent Office is not a signatory of the Paris ...

2021-07-03T10:33:37+00:00July 3rd, 2021||
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