Requirements

Kuwait Patents Requirements

Patent Registration:

  • Applicant name and address.
  • Inventor(s) name and address.
  • Patent Abstract in English and Arabic language should be submitted upon filing.
  • Patent claims in English and Arabic language should be submitted within 90 days from filing date.
  • Patent Specifications in English should be submitted upon filing.
  • Patent Specifications in Arabic should be submitted within 90 days from filing date.
  • Certified copy of the priority document translated to Arabic should be submitted within 90 days from filing date.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and submitted within 90 days from filing date.
  • Certified copy of the certificate of incorporation or an extract from the commercial registry legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy if the applicant is a company or a copy of the applicant’s passport if the applicant is an individual, submitted within 90 days from filing date.
  • Deed of Assignment (DOA): signed by the inventor(s), notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy, and submitted within 90 days from filing date.

Kuwait Trademarks Requirements

Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • A list of the goods to be covered by the application (Classes) should be chosen from the goods and services available locally (refer to attached list) - translated to Arabic.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic is required at filing. 
  • A certified copy of the priority document translated to Arabic within 60 days of filing in case claimed.

Trademark Renewal:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • The original trademark registration certificate.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic is required at filing.

Trademark - Change of Name and/or Address:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the change specifications. 
  • A document proving the change of name and/or address translated to Arabic notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • The original trademark registration certificate.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic is required at filing.

Trademark Assignment:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the assignment specifications. 
  • An assignment document translated to Arabic translated to Arabic notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Kuwaiti embassy locally legalized and submitted at filing.
  • The original trademark registration certificate.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic is required at filing.

Lebanon Design Requirements

Design Registration:

  • Name of the design.
  • Design Drawings from all different angles.
  • Dimensions of the design.
  • Description of the design.
  • Applicant’s information (name, address, and nationality).
  • Designer’s information (name, address, and nationality).
  • Deed of Assignment (DOA) if the applicant is not the designer: Original should be legalized at the Lebanese embassy and submitted at filing.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • A certified copy of the priority document translated to Arabic within 60 days of filing in case claimed.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic if the applicant is a company and a copy of the applicant ID if the applicant is an individual.

Lebanon Patents Requirements

Patent  Registration:

  • Applicant name and address.
  • Inventor(s) name and address.
  • Patent specifications, abstract, drawings, and claims in English or Arabic or French submitted upon filing.
  • Certified copy of the priority documents submitted within 30 days from the filing date.
  • Certified copy of the certificate of incorporation or an extract from the commercial register.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized up to the Lebanese consulate within 30 days from the filing date.
  • Deed of assignment signed by the inventor(s), notarized and legalized up to the Lebanese consulate within 30 days from the filing date.

Lebanon Trademarks Requirements

Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • A list of the goods to be covered by the application (Classes) - translated to Arabic.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • A certified copy of the priority document translated to Arabic within 60 days of filing in case claimed.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic if the applicant is a company and a copy of the applicant ID if the applicant is an individual.

Trademark Renewal:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • A high resolution colored copy of the trademark registration certificate.

Trademark - Change of Name and/or Address:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the change specifications.
  • A document proving the change of name and/or address translated to Arabic notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • The original trademark registration certificate, if not available, a certified copy of the certificate should be issued prior to proceeding with the changes.

Trademark Assignment:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the assignment specifications.
  • An assignment document translated to Arabic notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Lebanese embassy and subsequently locally legalized and submitted upon submission of the application to the trademark office.
  • The original trademark registration certificate, if not available, a certified copy of the certificate should be issued prior to proceeding with the changes.

Libya Design Requirements

Summarized description of the design.
Applicant info (name and address).
Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized.
Deed of assignment if the applicant is not the designer.
A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed.
Copy of the commercial certificate document is required.

Libya Trademarks Requirements

Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • A list of the goods to be covered by the application (Classes) - translated to Arabic.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing. (Late submission fees apply)
  • A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed should be provided within 3 months of filing date.
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing. 

Trademark Renewal:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing. 
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing.

Trademark - Change of Name and/or Address:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the change specifications. 
  • A document proving the change of name and/or address translated to Arabic and legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing. 
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing.

Trademark Assignment:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the assignment specifications. 
  • An assignment document translated to Arabic and legalized at the Libyan embassy stating the details of the assigned marks or that the assignee is assigning all owned marks. 
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing. 
  • A copy of the commercial certificate translated to Arabic legalized at the Libyan embassy and submitted at filing.

Morocco Design Requirements

Summarized description of the design.
Applicant info (name and address).
Power of attorney (POA): Original should be stamped and simply signed.
Deed of assignment if the applicant is not the designer.
A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed.
Copy of the commercial certificate document is required.

Morocco Patents Requirements

Patent Registration:

  • Applicant name and address.
  • Inventor(s) name and address.
  • Patent Abstract in English and French or Arabic  language should be submitted upon filing,
  • Patent Specifications in English and French or Arabic should be submitted upon filing.
  • Patent Specifications in English and French or Arabic should be submitted within 6 months from filing date.
  • Certified copy of the priority document should be submitted within 3 month from filing date.
  • Certified copy of the international publication report upon filing.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): simply signed the original can be submitted within 2 month from filing date.
  • Deed of Assignment (DOA): signed by the inventor(s), notarized can be submitted within 2 months from filing date.

European Patent's Validation:

  • Power of Attorney (POA): simply signed by the applicant
  • Copy of the European Patent Grant decision
  • Claims translated to French should be submitted upon filing.

Morocco Trademarks Requirements

Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • A list of the goods to be covered by the application (Classes) - translated to French.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be simply signed and submitted within 60 days from filing.
  • A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed should be provided within 3 months of filing date.

Trademark Renewal:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be simply signed and submitted within 60 days from the submission of renewal application.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

Trademark - Change of Name and/or Address:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the change specifications.
  • A document proving the change of name and/or address, translated to French and legalized.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be simply signed and submitted within 60 days from the date of filing.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

Trademark Assignment:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the assignment specifications.
  • An assignment document translated to French and legalized at the Moroccan embassy.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be simply signed and submitted within 60 days from the date of filing.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

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