Covid 19

June 2020

UPDATES ON LOCAL IP OFFICES WORKING HOURS AND PROCEDURES DUE TO COVID 19

Country

Is the IP office Operational?

Can we file applications

Can we delay submission of documents?

Can we file oppositions?

Are deadlines postponed?

Official decree issued?

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Algeria

2-3 hours per day

Yes

Yes

NA

No

No

Bahrain

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

 

Egypt

Yes (04-May-20)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Gaza

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

 

GCC PTO

Yes

Yes

No

NA

No

No

Iran

Yes (in official house of TMO working days)

Yes

Yes*

Yes

No

No

* file requests with scanned copies of documents and 60 days are provided to send the originals. This can be extended for another 60-day period

Iraq

No

No

No

No

No

No

Jordan

Yes*

Yes

Yes

No

Yes**

Yes

*We can settle the filing publication fees online

**They postponed opposition deadlines for all official gazettes published since 19-Dec-19 to ensure IP rights are respected. Deadlines have been postponed in a staggered manner depending on date of initial publication http://alyafi-ip.com/oppositions-deadlines-have-been-postponed-jordan

Kuwait

Yes

No/ Online portal will resume work on 5-Jul-20

No

No

Yes*

Yes

* till 05-July-20

Lebanon

Totally*

Yes

Yes

NA

No

No

*All the employees start working full day

Libya

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Morocco

Yes online*

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

*however the office should re-open its doors on 10-Jun-20 (extendable)

Oman

Yes*

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

*Starting 31-May-20 (with 50% staff)

Qatar

Yes

Yes online

No

Yes

Yes, for POAs only

No

Qatar no bank transfer to pay directly in TMO

Saudi Arabia

Yes

Yes

Ability to submit a simply signed PoA with a pledge in Saudi - Yes until 30 of May

Yes

Yes till 30-May-20

Yes

* everything which can be completed online has not been postponed for other matters yes.

Sudan

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Closure extended till 08-July-20

Syria

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Tunisia

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

UAE

Yes

Yes

No Official statement

Yes

No official statement

No

West Bank

Electronically only

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yemen

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No