As more and more patent offices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) evolve with updated laws, regulations or systems, the services they provide improve and become more streamlined and efficient. Not surprisingly, the Patent Office in Kuwait (KPO) launched an updated version of its e-platform in February 2022.

The KPO initially unveiled its online platform in May 2021, which allows receiving and processing applications and renewals in electronic form. This development, which follows the recently announced examination, publication, and grant of several pending applications, is a clear indication of the KPO’s intention to secure national patents for local and foreign innovators with business and investment interests in Kuwait.

The recent update is also a recognition of the KPO’s continued investment in developing its patent system, following last year’s announcement that the regional GCC Patent Office stopped accepting new filings, upon which Kuwait was dependent.