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Can Convention priority be claimed

Yes- within12 months from the date of first filing of the priority application.

For national phase of PCT application-within 30 months from the earliest priority date

Novelty requirement


Patent search

Not possible 

Deadline for filing supporting documents


Does the invention specification have to be translated for filing

required (the Arabic translation may be submitted at a later stage).

Required Documents

1.  A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the UAE Consulate.

2. A duly legalized extract from the Commercial Register, if the applicant is a company or body corporate.

3.  One copy of the English specification and claims together with its Arabic translation.

4.  One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if any.

5. An abstract of the invention of no more than 200 words, together with the best explanatory diagram.

6.  A duly legalized deed of assignment signed by the inventor, if the applicant is not the inventor.

7.  A certified copy of the application giving the filing date, number and country if the application is to be filed with a priority claim.

 For PCT applications entering the national phase in the UAE, a copy of the PCT international publication search and examination reports must be submitted with the application.


Twenty (20) years starting from the UAE filing date, (in case of PCT, starting from the PCT filing date). The term of protection is non-extendable

Compulsory licensing.

If the patent is not exploited within 3 years from the date of grant, it will be subject to compulsory licensing.


Annuities are due on the anniversary of international filing date for PCT national phase application and on the anniversary of the national filing date for non PCT application

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