Patents - Filing Requirements


Patent Filing Requirements
  • Power of attorney legalised.
  • Deed of assignment document legalised.
  • Three copies of the specifications, claims, and drawings in English and Arabic.
  • Certified copy of priority document if claimed, legalised.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: within 3 months from the filing date.

Annuity Requirements
  • No documents are required.

Notes
Annuities have to be paid for granted patents and pending applications at the beginning of each Gregorian year starting from the year following the national phase application's date, calculated from the PCT application date. Therefore, all due annuities from PCT until the national phase date must be paid along with the first year.

As for pending applications, the annuity has to be paid once for the year due for payment only, i. e. there is no retroactive effect of the payment provision.

A grace period of three (3) months is granted for the annuity payment without additional official fees, i.e. by 31 March each year.

Penalty for the late payment of the annuity fees, after the three-month grace period, will be two times the official fees of the respective year.

Patent Assignment
  • Power of attorney legalised.
  • Deed of assignment document legalised.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent Merger
  • Power of attorney legalised.
  • Merger agreement document legalised.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent Recordal of Change
  • Power of attorney legalised.
  • Certificate of change of name legalised.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent License
  • Power of attorney legalised.
  • License agreement document legalised.