Kuwait

Trademarks

Trademarks

The Trademark Act of the Member States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. Conventions/Bodies GCC Patent Office, WIPO and WTO.

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Patents

Patents

Law No. 4 of 1962 and its amendment of 1999. Duration Twenty years starting from the filing date of the non PCT patent applications.  For PCT national phase applications, twenty years starting from the PCT filing date. The term of protection is non-extendable.

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Designs

Designs

Law No. 4 of 1962 Governing Patents, Designs and Industrial Models Published on April 15, 1962. Duration Term of protection is for 10 years. As there is no examination or granting the renewal or extension of term is not applicable.

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Copyrights

Copyrights

Kuwait is a member of Berne Convention.  Kuwaiti Copyright Law no. 22 of 2016 is the applicable law governing copyright and related rights of natural and legal persons. Under Kuwaiti Copyright Law, both nationals and foreigners nationals from member countries of Berne convention are granted protection.

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IP Decisions KSA