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Every GCC nation must submit a separate trademark application; there is no GCC procedure for filing trademarks.

In order to file trademark applications in the Gulf Countries, only one legally recognised PoA is required. Nonetheless, we advise carrying out distinct PoAs for each Gulf nation. Since a single PoA procedure will be more expensive and might not be approved by some gulf nations’ courts.

It is advisable that you submit your application in Saudi Arabia first. Since the trademark inspection process moves quickly, you can get your registration certificate in as little as three months.

An invention is considered new when it has not been previously disclosed or made publicly available. In the context of intellectual property and patent law, novelty is a crucial criterion. An invention is deemed to lack novelty if it has been described in prior art, which includes any information made available to the public before the filing date of the patent application.

If a person with ordinary competence in the art would not have known that an invention connected to the patent application was obvious, then inventive step was involved.

The applicant might profit from the precedence accorded to an earlier application submitted within the priority timeframe.

Twenty years after the day the application was filed, a patent is protected.

The Patent Office may issue a compulsory license to anyone, provided that the applicant can demonstrate that he is capable of fully exploiting the innovation, if the patent is not being completely utilized by the patentee within three years of the date of the award.

Yes, that is, with the specifications, claims, and drawings (if any) in both Arabic and English. The other documents need to be submitted by the deadline, which varies depending on the jurisdiction, and on the application filing date.

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