There is no GCC trademark filing system, A separate Trademark Application must be filed for each country in the GCC.
A single legalized PoA will suffice to file Trademark applications in the Gulf Countries. However, we recommend to execute separate PoA’s for each gulf countries. As a single PoA process will require additional costs and may not be accepted in Courts of some gulf jurisdictions.
We would recommend you to file in Saudi Arabia in the first. As the examination period of trademark is fast and can obtain your registration certificate within a maximum period of 3 months.
An invention is new if it is not anticipated by prior art. In this respect, prior art means all that is disclosed to the public anywhere by means of written or oral disclosure, by use or by any other way through which knowledge of the invention is realized.
An invention involves inventive step if, with regard to prior art related to the patent application, it is not obvious to a person with ordinary skills in the art.
The applicant may benefit from the priority given to a previous application filed during the priority period.
The patent protection period is twenty years from the date of filing the application.
Yes, i.e., with the English and Arabic texts of the specifications and claims and drawings (if any). The other documents must be submitted within the stipulated time limit (vary in each jurisdictions) from the date of filing the application.
If the patent is not being fully exploited by the patentee within three years from the date of grant, the Patent Office may grant a compulsory license to any person, provided that this latter proves his capability to exploit the invention fully.