The Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (GCC Patent Office)
The Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (GCC Patent Office) is a unified patent office that serves as a convention patent office for the states of the Gulf namely, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. A patent issued by the GCC Patent Office is valid and enforceable in all GCC States. Under GCC Patent Law, it is possible to claim priority from an earlier foreign application. It is more cost-effective than filing six separate national applications. It is valid and enforceable in all GCC States (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E) the term of protection under GCC Patent Law is 20 years counted from the date of filing the patent application.