• International Country Code:

  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Intellectual property protection in Kuwait

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Kuwait general info

Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country situated in the north-west of the Persian Gulf between Iraq on the north and Saudi Arabia on the south. The country’s population amounts to 4.5 million on the territory of 6,880 square miles. Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy governed by the emir. Kuwait is rich in oil and natural gas and, therefore, has a petroleum-based economy.


IP Legal Base in Kuwait

Law on Copyright and Related Rights
Law on Patents, Designs and Industrial Models
Trademark Law


International organizations/agreements

Patent Cooperation Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization


Patent Office Contact Details

Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Trademarks and Patents Department
P.O. Box 2944, Safat 13030
Phone: (965) 66 62 36 63
Fax:(965) 22 94 33 53
Email: alafasi@moci.gov.kw


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Kuwait are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by ONE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY on 20.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Kuwaiti IP Laws