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classification
CLASSIFICATION
10th edition – single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
3 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 2 years from filing

Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
  • Priority claim is not possible
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
May be searched by subject matter, patentee name, title, and priority data
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and patentability
publications
PUBLICATION
Published in the Industrial Property Gazette
opposition
OPPOSITION
2 months from publication
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable prior to the expiration of the 4th, 8th, and 12th years as from filing date. 2 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
Duration of patent of origin

Filing Requirements

  • 3 copies of the specifications in English, with Arabic translation
  • 3 sets of formal drawings
  • Assignment from inventors, notarized
  • Certified copy of Letters Patents from country of origin
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Inadmissible
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for two consecutive terms of five years each

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • 3 representations of the design
  • Description of the design with its Arabic translation

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

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