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January 07, 2016

Kuwait: increase of trademark fees

With reference to the notification of the IP-Coster agent in the Kuwait JAH & Co. IP, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued the Ministerial Decree No.1268 dated December 27, 2015, amending and considerably increasing official fees for trademark registration services. Under the mentioned decree the official fees of the entire trademark registration, renewal, recordal and TM search were increased by several times. Amendments became effective on January 1, 2016.

To get an actual quote for IP protection in Kuwait considering the above-mentioned changes please visit our quotation system.

Comparative table of the TM official fee changes in Kuwait is represented below:

 

  Official fees 2015, USD Official fees 2016, USD Growth, %
Filing a trademark application, per class 24 150 +525%
Publication in the Official Gazette, per class 34 83 +144%
Registration of a trademark, per class 24 794 +3208%
Renewal of a trademark registration, per class (if the application is filed within the last year of validity including publication in the Official Gazette) 18 1023 +5583%
Renewal of a trademark registration, per class, within the grace period of six months from the expiry date including publication in the Official Gazette 24 1172 +4783%
Recordal of Assignment or merger a trademark registration, per class 24 150 +525%
Recordal of change of name for a trademark registration including publication in the Official Gazette 24 233 +871%
Recordal of change of address for a trademark registration including publication in the Official Gazette 24 233 +871%
Recordal of change of name and address for a trademark registration including publication in the Official Gazette 24 166 +592%
Recordal of change of representative including publication in the Official Gazette2 24 166 +592%
Amendment the form of a trademark registration 24 150 +525%
Trademark search, per class 4 150 +3650%

Author: Lynda Miller

 

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