Kuwait

classification
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
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register
  • Certified copy of priority document, if priority claimed, legalized

What you need to know

  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not available at this time
examination
EXAMINATION
No provisions
publications
PUBLICATION
No provisions
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
ANNUITIES
No provisions
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from filing date

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  • 2 copies of the specifications in English with Arabic translation
  • 2 sets of formal drawings and 2 sets of drawings without any Latin numerals or words
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, legalized
  • Deed of assignment, legalized

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date
  • Protection in Kuwait can only be obtained via a GCC regional patent
classification
DURATION
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 50 figures
use
RENEWAL
Allowed for one term of 5 years

Filing Requirements

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), GCC Patent Law, Berne Convention, and Paris Convention

Jassim Ahmed Alfahed (In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP)

Al Hajri Building, Al-Shuhadaa Street Kuwait, Kuwait

P.O. Box 1245, 13013 Safat 

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T. +965 2 242 3428
F. +965 2 240 2243
E. info@jafahed.com
Office Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.