DUBAI – The head of the Directorate of Industrial Property has issued a Circular letter on 26 October 2014, requesting applicants to pay the outstanding balance with respect to the substantive examination fees in order to setup a plan to complete the pending patent applications.
Therefore, it is requested to attend to the payment of examination fees as follows:
- The examination fees for valid applications filed during the years 2011, 2012, and 2013 must be paid within 90 days from the date of this circular, i.e. before 24 December 2014.
- The examination fees for new applications filed after 1 November 2014, must be paid together with the filing fees or upon completing the required document since late submitting of documents of 90 days is permissible.
Please note that regulations regarding the applications filed between 1 January and 31 October 2014 have not yet been issued.
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