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Kuwait

  • International Country Code:

    KW
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Industrial Design in Kuwait

Kuwait
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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Kuwait, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple design applications 

Multiple design applications are not possible in Kuwait. A separate application must be filed for each design.

  • Filing requirements of a design application in Kuwait

The official language of the proceedings before the Kuwaiti Patent Office is Arabic.

To obtain the filing date, the following documents must be submitted to the Kuwaiti Patent Office:
- name, address, nationality and occupation of the applicant;
- a copy of the extract from the Commercial Register (for legal entities);
- two representations of the design;
- a scanned copy of a simply signed Power of Attorney;
- a description of the design in Arabic (optional);
- a scanned copy of the priority document.

Originals of the Power of Attorney and the extract from the Commercial Register (if a legal entity) as well as the original of a certified copy of the Priority Document legalised up to the Kuwaiti Consulate can be later filed within 3 months from the filing date of the application.

The original of the Assignment Deed between the applicant and the designer legalised up to the Kuwaiti Consulate must be submitted within 3 months from the filing date.

  • Examination of a design application in Kuwait

As of now, the Patent Office of Kuwait does not conduct examination of design applications. However, applications filed in Kuwait are officially considered as evidence of ownership and priority and will be valid when the examination commences.

  • Novelty grace period

No novelty grace period is stipulated in Kuwaiti legislation.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

The validity term of a design patent in Kuwait is 10 years from the filing date. In view of the current situation, when design applications are not examined by the patent office, applications are not published and no letters patents are issued. Therefore, the term for a grant fee payment is not set.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Since design applications are not examined, published and granted, the duration of registration procedure has not been established yet.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform design registration in Kuwait through an agent, a local patent attorney.

  •  Note

There are no online search databases for designs in Kuwait.

The above information was verified on 16.06.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Kuwaiti IP Laws

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