Annuities of all patents filed at the GCC Patent Office, whether granted or pending, are due for payment, renewal fees
are to be paid at the beginning of each year regardless of the filing or priority date, the payment must be paid until 31 March 2007, with an additional grace period with penalty until 30 June 2007.
Failing to renew the patent within the above-mentioned periods will result in the lapse of it.
GCC – New Requirements for Patent Applications
It is worth mentioning that all GCC patent applications are referred to the Australian Patent Office for examination.
or more information about GCC patent applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.