The Trademark Office in Kuwait has recently issued an official notification regarding all pending trademark applications. According to this notification, all requirements related to pending applications must be completed before July 3, 2011. These requirements include settlement of publication fees as well as submission of missing documents (power of attorney and certificate of home or foreign registration/application, both legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate). Failure to complete the requirements by this deadline will result in the applications being abandoned.

However, in case this deadline can not be met for any reason, a letter of undertaking may be filed by the applicant at the Trademark Office agreeing to submit the remaining documents within 90 days from payment of publication fees.

In light of the above, Saba & Co. IP will be reviewing the files for all pending trademark applications with incomplete records and will be notifying its clients accordingly. Clients will be asked to submit the documents by no later than June 15, 2011 for us to be able to make the necessary arrangements.  We are aware of the complications such a request can cause and we regret the inconvenience.

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