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Can priority be claimed


Novelty requirement

Absolute novelty is required

Patent search

Not Possible  

Does the invention specification have to be translated for filing

Yes, a translation into Arabic or English is required

Required Documents
  1. Power of attorney, legalized. 
  2. 8 copies of the specifications in English and in Arabic. 
  3. 8 sets of drawings. 
  4. Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.
  5. Deed of assignment from the inventor(s), legalized.

All documents may be submitted within 6 months from filing date. A simple copy of the priority document should be submitted at the time of filing. 


20 years starting from the filing date. 


A maintenance fee is due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and is payable after the granting of the patent.

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