Patent applications are filed as per Royal Decree No. 30/2006 Promulgating the Patent Law.


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.


Annuities are paid on the anniversary of the national filing date for non PCT application.   For PCT national phase applications, annuities are due on the anniversary of international filing date.

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