Member of PCT


Can Convention priority be claimed

Yes-within 6 months as of the filing date. Such national phase applications must be filed within 30 months from the earliest priority filing date.

Novelty requirement

Yes, worldwide

Patent search

Not Available-suspended for the time being. 

Deadline for filing supporting documents

original documents (and the Arabic translation) can be submitted within 90 days of filing 

Does the invention specification have to be translated for filing

Yes, a translation into ARABIC is required

Required Documents

1- Complete specifications in English
2- Complete specifications in Arabic
3- Abstract in Arabic
4- Copy of International Application
5-Copy of International Publication
6-Copy of the ISR
7-Priority Document in Arabic (including drawings)
8-Power of Attorney Legalized/Apostilled (simply signed copy at time of filing)
9-Assignment from Inventors


Items 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 must be submitted at the time of filing. Items 7, 8, and 9 may be submitted within a non-extendable 90 days period from the filing date. Item 2 may be submitted within 120 days from the filing date (Not extendable) 


Within 60 days from grant and publication of patent. 


Patent is valid for 20 years


Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. 6-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge

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