The Implementing Bylaws of The Amended

Patent Regulation of GCC

 

In fulfillment of decision of the Supreme Council of the

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf held in its 20th

session held in November 1999, in which approved the amendment of the Patent Regulation of the Cooperation Council States. And in conformity with Article (32) by this regulation which states “That the Ministerial council shall issue the Bylaws of this regulation” and Article (34) from

the mentioned regulation which states that “This regulation shall come into force, three months from its publication and the publication of the Implementing Bylaws.”

 

The Ministerial Council approved in its 74th session held on 03-04

Muharram 1421H (08-09 April 2000) the amendment of Bylaws is as follow:-

 

Article (1): Definitions:

 

In implementing the provisions of these Bylaws, expressions shall have the meanings assigned to them below except where the context otherwise requires:

1/1 Cooperation council: The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf which comprises of the State of the United Arab Emirates, the State of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, and the State of Kuwait.

1/2 Ministerial Council: The Ministerial Council of the Cooperation

Council.

1/3The Committee: The Grievances Committee appointed by the Ministerial Council to carry out its jurisdictions stipulated in this Regulation and its Bylaws.

1/4 Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of the Patent Office stipulated in the Patent Office Statute.

1/5The Office: The Patent Office of the Cooperation Council, which consists of the Board of Directors and the Office staff.

1/6The Regulation: Patent Regulation of the Cooperation Council States.

1/7The Patent: The document granted by the Patent Office to the owner of the invention so that his invention enjoys legal protection within all the Cooperation Council States according to the provisions of this Regulation and its Bylaws.

 

Article (2):

The application shall be filed with the Patent Office on the form prepared for that purpose.

 

Article (3):

First: The application shall include the following:

 

3/1 A detailed description of the invention, first stating the title of the invention, and observing the following:

3/1/1 a specification of the technical field to which the invention relates.

3/1/2 an indication of the background art (prior art) which is known to the applicant and can be regarded useful for the understanding,

 

searching, and examination of the invention.

 

3/1/3 The disclosure of the invention in a terminology that permits clear

and comprehensive understanding of the invention; to enable an

individual of average skills in the art to evaluate the invention and put it in hand. Advantages of the invention, if any, should also be indicated.

3/1/4 A brief description of the figures used in the drawings, if any.

3/1/5 An explanation of the best approaches reached by the inventor to put the invention in hand; this shall be done in terms of examples, where appropriate, and with reference to the drawings, if any.

3/1/6 An explicit indication of industrial application of the invention, manufacturing method, and usage, or usage only, as the case may be,

and the results reached, supported by illustrative examples and statistics whenever possible.

3/2 The claims, in which drafting the following shall be observed:

3/2/1 Specification of the claims, whether that was one or more claims. The description and the drawings may be used to explain such claims if necessary.

3/2/2 The claims shall be clear, brief, and shall be in conformity with

particulars mentioned in the description.

3/2/3 The number of claims shall be adequate for the nature of the invention, and shall have sequence numbers.

3/2/4 The claims shall clarify the technical characteristics of the invention.

3/2/5 The claims shall include the following:

3/2/5/1 The technical characteristics that are part of previous art and are necessary to define the invention.

3/2/5/2 The new technical characteristics protection of which is required in relation to the characteristics indicated in the previous clause, proceeded by words or phrases such as (distinguished by) or (distinct for) or (comprising its improvement) or any phrases that so imply.

3/2/6 In respect to the technical characteristics of the invention, the claims shall make no reference to the description or to the drawings, unless absolutely necessary. Particularly, they shall not be based on references like (as indicated in part….of the description) or (as indicated in figure…in the drawings)

3/2/7 If the application contains drawings, technical characteristics provided in the claims shall be followed by relevant reference. Such reference shall be in parenthesis and shall not be used if it would not facilitate quick understanding of the claims.

 

3/3 The drawings relevant to the invention, which must be submitted when necessary to understand the invention, if the nature of the invention permits its clarification by a drawing, even if such a drawing was not necessary to understand the invention.

 

3/4 An abstract of the invention, not less than (50) or more than (200) words, such abstract shall only be used for technical information purposes and shall include the following:

3/4/1 A summary of the disclosure made in the description, the claims,

and the drawings indicating the technical field to which the invention relates. It shall be drafted so as to allow having a clear idea of the technical problem, and the essence of the solution provided by the invention, as well as the main usage of the invention.

3/4/2 Where applicable, the chemical formula that, compared to all

 

 

formulae in the application, best characterizes the invention shall be

 

indicated. The abstract shall be accompanied by the best explanatory

drawing furnished by the applicant.

3/4/3The numbers and letters used to clarify each main technical characteristic mentioned in the abstract and clarified by means of drawing. Such numbers and letters shall be in parenthesis and identical with those of the drawing.

3/4/4 No mention of the advantages or value or the theoretical application of the invention pretended by the inventor shall be made in the abstract.

 

Second: The application shall be accompanied by the following:

3/1 Where the applicant is a legal entity, an extract of the commercial register or an official extract from the articles of incorporation, as the

case may be.

3/2 Where the applicant is other than the inventor, proof of the applicant’s right to the invention, if any.

3/3 Where the essential elements of the invention have been obtained

from a third person’s invention, the consent of the concerned person.

3/4 Where the application is filed through an agent, the document appointing the agent.

3/5 Where a priority of an earlier application filed with another country is claimed in the application, a copy of the earlier application together with the documents attached thereto, and a certificate indicating the filing date and number, and the country with which the application was filed.

 

The above documents referred to under (second, except clause 3/5) shall be duly certified.

 

All documents shall be enclosed with a translation into Arabic if drafted in English, or with translations into both Arabic and English if drafted in any other language.

 

An original and a copy of each of the documents indicated in (First) shall be enclosed with the application; such documents and the application must comply with the requirements listed in Articles from (4, 5) of the Bylaws.

 

If other documents are not enclosed with the application, the applicant may submit, on the form prepared to that effect, a written engagement to submit the required documents within three months from the filing date of the application. If such documents are not submitted within the said period, the application shall be considered as void. However, if the document specified in clause (3/5) of (second), is not submitted -when necessary- within the said period, the applicant’s right to claim priority shall lapse. Upon a decision of the Director General of the Patent Office, it shall be stated in the application register that the application is considered as void or that the applicant’s right to claim priority has lapsed, as the case may be.

 

Article (4):

4/1 The application shall be presented on white, smooth, and non-–shiny paper. The size of the sheets shall be A4 (29.7X21 cm). The Patent Office may accept sketch papers of a different size for drawings.

4/2 All sheets shall be so furnished as to admit direct reproduction by

 

 

photography.

 

4/3 All sheets shall be numbered in consecutive numerals and the

numbers shall be centered at the top of the page.

4/4 The minimum margins of the sheets shall be two centimeters.

4/5 The application particulars shall be typewritten. Symbols and characters, chemical or mathematical formulae and some letters may, when necessary, be handwritten or sketched.

 

Article (5):

The drawings shall fulfill the following requirements:

5/1They shall be executed in durable, sufficiently dense and dark, uniformly thick and well-defined lines and strokes without having to use colors.

5/2The figures shall be sketched in an upright position, whenever

possible.

5/3The letters and numbers used to define parts of the drawings shall be clear, and the same numbers shall be used throughout the different parts of the drawing. Where a letter or a number appears outside the figure, a fine line shall be drawn from the said letter or number to the relevant part of the figure.

5/4Where the same sheet contains several figures, sufficient space must

be left between one figure and the other, and all figures shall be numbered in consecutive numerals.

5/5The drawing papers shall not contain any written indication as to the title or the description of the invention.

 

Article (6):

6/1 Any previous filing of an application with a national or regional office in any other country, shall be deemed as establishing of the right of priority, provided such application is accurately filed with the said

country or office.

Filing shall be deemed accurate if it is sufficient to determine the date of filing with the country or with the regional office, regardless of the subsequent outcome of the application.

 

6/2 Priority dates shall be twelve Gregorian months, starting from the filing date of the first application, however, the actual day of filing shall not be considered.

6/3 If the last day of the grace period falls on an official holiday, or a-

none working day for the Office to receive applications, the period shall be extended to the first working day that follows.

6/4 Upon claiming priority, the applicant shall indicate the following:

6/4/1 The date of previous application.

6/4/2 The number of the previous application, which may be submitted within a period of no more than three months from the filing date of the application.

6/4/3 The IPC number designated for the previous application. Where no

IPC number was designated upon filing, as soon as a number is designated, the Office shall be notified accordingly.

6/4/4 Where the application is regional or international, the country or

the office of filing of the previous application.

 

Article (7):

According to Article 2, clause (2) of the Regulation, if the interested individual requests temporary protection of a patentable invention relating to products that he wishes to exhibit in any GCC official

 

 

exhibition, he shall submit such request on the designated form to the

 

Office before the exhibition takes place. A brief description of the

invention, its drawing, and an inventory of pertaining products shall

accompany the request. The Office may request that the applicant provide any other particulars it deems necessary.

 

Article (8):

The Office shall establish a register for certificates of temporary protection of the invention. The requests shall be entered in the said register with serial numbers, and the register shall comprise the following particulars:

8/1 The application number.

8/2 The application filing date.

8/3 Where the applicant is a legal entity, the name, nationality, elected

domicile and residence or headquarters.

8/4 The name and address of the agent.

8/5 The elected domicile at the concerned country to which correspondence shall be addressed.

8/6 The exhibition, location and opening date.

8/7 The title of the invention.

8/8 An inventory of relevant products.

8/9 The date of products entry to the exhibition.

8/10 The date, number, and term of the temporary protection certificate.

 

Article (9):

Once entry of the products to the exhibition has been verified, the Office shall deliver to the applicant the certificate of temporary protection on the designated form. Such certificate shall be valid for a period of time not exceeding six months from the official opening date of the exhibition.

 

Article (10):

The applications shall be given serial numbers on an annual basis, according to their filing date and time. The serial number, the filing date and time of the application, and the number and date of receipt of the prescribed fee shall be marked on the application. The documents attached to the application shall be marked with its serial number, and the application with its attached documents shall be sealed with the Patent Office seal.

The applicant shall be furnished with a receipt on the proper form, inclusive of the serial number of the application, its filing date and time, a list of the attached documents, and the number and date of the receipt of the prescribed fee.

 

Article (11):

The Patent Office shall establish a register for patent applications containing the following particulars:

11/1 The application serial number.

11/2 The application filing date.

11/3 The title of the invention.

11/4 Where the applicant is a legal entity, the name, nationality, elected domicile and residence or headquarters.

11/5 The name and address of the agent, if any.

11/6 If priority of an earlier registration is claimed in the application, the name of the country with which the earlier application was filed, and the date and number of the said application.

11/7 The date and number of the decision accepting or refusing the

 

 

application, and the date of its publication.

 

11/8 The patent number.

 

Article (12):

12/1 If the application relates to an invention that requires use of a micro-organism that is not available to the public before the application filing date, the disclosures made by the application shall be considered sufficient and complete in such a way that enables the average skilled person to put the invention in hand, should the following terms be satisfied:

12/1/1 Lodging a plantation of the microorganism with one of the approved authorities before the filing date of the application.

12/1/2 That the application indicates, upon filing, the characteristics of the microorganism.

12/1/3 That the application provides the name of the authority where

the microorganism is lodged, and the date and number of lodging.

 

12/2 Providing the particulars indicated in (12/1/3) shall be deemed as a final approval on the part of the applicant, with no reservation as to making the lodged plantation available to any individual that, on the proclamation date of the decision granting the patent, or at a later date, files an accurate request to the authority of lodging to render a sample of the. micro-organism.

A request shall not be considered as accurate unless it is accompanied with the consent of the Director General of the Office to deliver the sample to the individual, once the prescribed fee has been paid. The individual requesting the plantation shall submit a promissory note to the Office that he shall not make the plantation available to any other person until the patent has prescribed or ended

 

Article (13):

13/1 Upon request, the applicant shall advise the Director General of the Office the dates and numbers of any patent application he has filed with another office for the same invention, or for an invention that is identical to that applied for in the application submitted to the Director General of the Office.

13/2 Upon request, the applicant shall submit to the Director General of the Office the following documents pertaining to one of the applications referred to in the previous paragraph (13/1):

13/2/1 A copy of each notification received by the applicant in respect to

any search report or examination made to the previous application.

 

13/2/2 A copy of the patent granted after filing a previous application.

13/2/3 A copy of any final decisions rejecting the previous application, or denial of granting the patent subject of the previous application.

13/3 The applicant shall submit to the Director General of the Office upon request, a copy of any final decisions revoke the patent granted on the basis of the previous application referred to in the paragraph (13/2/1).

 

Article (14):

In cases other than those previously stated, the Patent Office may request that the applicant provide samples or specimens, as necessary, according to special requirements it may prescribe. In all cases where the samples contain toxic, caustic inflammable, or explosive substances, an indication to that effect must be made on the label.

 

 
 
 

Article (15):

Should the Patent Office find that the invention relates to the security of

any of the G.C.C. States, where the invention has passed the formal and substantive examinations, it shall be exempted from the publication fee. The patent shall be granted and delivered to the applicant, and the Office shall advise the concerned State or States accordingly. Member States shall provide the Office with the fields deemed relevant to security.

 

Article (16):

The Patent Office shall formally examine the application and its enclosures to verify completion of the terms stipulated in the Regulation and in the Implementing Bylaws. Should it be found from the examination that the requirements prescribed in the Regulation have not

been fulfilled, the Patent Office shall notify the applicant, by registered

mail to complete such requirements within at most three months from reception of the notification. Otherwise, the application shall be considered as void, and the application register shall be marked accordingly by decision of the Director General of the Office.

 

Article (17):

The applicant may request the rectification of drafting or calculation errors in the application or the description. He may also request the amendment or addition of any particulars to the application, including the description or the drawing of the invention. He shall indicate the essence and reasons for such an amendment or addition, provided that no substantial change, as a result thereof, is made to the description or drawing upon filing. No amendment or addition shall be made before payment of the prescribed fee, and the consent of the Patent Office.

 

Article (18):

Should it be found from the formal examination that the application satisfies the formal requirements, the Office shall estimate the expenses to be incurred by the substantive examination on the basis of an evaluation study. The office shall then send a registered mail notification to the applicant to pay for the said expenses within at most three months from the date of receipt of the notification. If the applicant makes the

said payment within the fixed date, the Office shall refer the application for the substantive examination. Otherwise, the application shall be considered as void, and the application register shall be marked accordingly, based on a decision by the Director General of the Office.

 

Article (19):

19/1 The Office shall notify the applicant of the result of the substantive examination, and the applicant shall submit to the Office amendments to the application in accordance with the examination report.

19/2 The application shall be examined for the second time in the light of

the amendments and indications made by the applicant at his expense.

19/3 The Office shall notify the applicant of the result of the second examination, and the applicant shall amend the application in accordance with the examination report. The application shall be examined for the third time at the applicant’s expense.

19/4 Should it be found from the third examination that the application does not satisfy the terms of granting the patent, the application shall be rejected.

19/5 Each notification addressed to the applicant by the Office in respect

 

 

to the amendment of the application shall be answered within three

 

months from its date, and if no answer is received within the prescribed

date, the application shall be rejected.

 

Article (20):

Should it be found from the substantive examination that the application meets the requirements stipulated in the Regulation and the Implementing Bylaws, the applicant shall be notified to pay the publication and grant fee. Payment of the fee shall be made within three months from the date of receipt of the notification, once the Board of Directors approves the grant of the patent. The decision shall be published, and the patent shall be delivered to the applicant after payment of the publication and grant fees. Otherwise, he shall be notified to pay within an additional period of three months, after which the

application shall be considered void. If any concerned individual submits

no objection to the Committee within three months from the proclamation date, the Patent shall be entered in the register, and delivered to the applicant.

 

Article (21):

Should it be found from the substantive examination that the application does not meet the requirements stipulated in the Regulation, or the Implementing Bylaws, the Office shall issue a caused decision rejecting the application, and a registered letter shall advise the applicant accordingly. The applicant may plea that decision to the committee within three months following the publication date.

 

Article (22):

The Patent cover page shall include the following:

22/1 The application number.

22/2The number and date of the decision to grant the Patent.

22/3 The patent number.

22/4 The patent date of issue.

22/5 The inventor’s name, unless he has expressed in writing his wish not to have his name revealed.

22/6 The name, nationality, and address of the owner.

22/7 The title of the invention.

22/8 The classification.

22/9The term of protection and commencement and expiration dates.

22/10The number and date of the priority claim, and the country of filing, if the patent refers to such priority.

22/11The name of the agent for the patent owner.

22/12The number and date of the publication in which the decision granting the patent is proclaimed.

22/13 The applications, patents, and references cited from prior Art.

 

Enclosed with the patent shall be the detailed description, the explanatory graphs, claims, and the abstract.

 

Article (23):

The particulars mentioned in the previous article from 22/1 to 22/13, as well as any other amendments or actions taken shall be entered in the Patent Register.

 

Article (24):

24/1 The annual fee prescribed for the patent shall be paid on the basis

 

 

of a request submitted by the concerned person. The request shall

 

include the patent number, the date of its grant, and the year or years for

which payment is due. The Office shall indicate on the payment request

the number and date of receipt of the paid fee, the amount paid, and the relevant year or years.

24/2 Payment of fee shall be made within three months from the beginning of each year, starting from the year that follows the filing date. However, it may be paid within an additional grace period of three months, and an additional fee shall paid.

24/3 The Patent Office shall establish a register for patent annual fees, in which the following particulars shall be recorded on a separate page for each patent application:

24/3/1 The name and address of the applicant.

24/3/2 The name and address of the agent, if any.

24/3/3 The number and filing date of the application.

24/3/4 The number and term of the patent and its term of extension (if any).

24/3/5 The maturity years of the fees in sequence.

24/3/6 The deadline for payment without additional fees.

24/3/7 The deadline for payment with additional fees.

24/3/8 The number and date of the receipt and the amount paid.

24/3/9 The expiry date of the patent.

 

Article (25):

The patent fees shall be fixed according to the enclosed table, and for the purpose of this Article, private establishments and commercial business shall be considered companies.

 

Article (26):

Claims or complaints shall be submitted to the Committee in an original and copies of the documents, which shall be rendered to the secretariat of the Committee, provided they contain the following:

26/1 The full name, profession or job title, residence, and the number,

date and place of issue of identification card of the petitioner, and the same particulars for the representative of the petitioner, if any.

26/2 The statement of the merits of the claim or complaint.

26/3 Substantiating statements and evidence.

 

Article (27):

The Committee shall set a date expressed in days and hours for the claim or complaint. The Office shall be notified accordingly by virtue of a notification, provided that a period of twenty days at least, starting from the date of receipt of the notification, lapses before the date for appearing before the Committee.

 

Article (28):

The Secretary of the Committee shall notify the petitioner and the Office of the dates, expressed in days and hours, of the hearings fixed to examine the case, and shall provide the Office with a copy of the petition documents.

 

Article (29):

The party shall be deemed informed of the date of the subsequent hearing if he or his representative is present at the preceding hearing.

 

Article (30):

 

 

The party shall appear before the Committee in person and may appoint

 

by virtue of a power of attorney a representative having the right to

exercise as such under the applicable laws of the host country. However,

where the Committee requires that the party be present, he shall act accordingly.

 

Article (31):

If the petitioner fails to present to the first hearing for no legitimate reason accepted to the Committee, the case shall be dismissed. However, the case may be resumed upon a request made by the petitioner within three months from dismissal. Should the case be dismissed again, it shall be considered void, unless the petitioner produces an excuse acceptable to the Committee. In all cases, if more than three months lapse after the dismissal of the case, it shall be considered void, and the case shall be

brought anew for prescribed fee.

 

 

Article (32):

If the petitioner fails to present to any of the hearings to examine the petition for no legitimate reason accepted to the Committee, the Committee may dismiss the case, unless the Office present at the hearing requests that the case be maintained and a decision on its merits be rendered. However, if the proceedings permit the rendering of a decision, they shall be decided upon in all cases.

 

Article (33):

If the Office fails to present to the first hearing, the case shall be adjourned for a second hearing, and the Office shall be notified of the date with a notice to the effect that the decision will be rendered against him as if he was present.

 

Article (34):

The failure of any party to present shall be established only after the elapsing of at least one hour from the time fixed for the hearing.

 

Article (35):

Failure to present shall only affect the party who has not furnished a legitimate excuse acceptable to the Committee before the date of the hearing. Where the excuse is accepted, the hearing shall be adjourned to another date of which the parties shall be notified.

 

Article (36):

In all cases, the Committee shall verify the capacity and validity of representation of the petitioner or his representative.

 

Article (37):

The parties and their agents shall have access to the file of the case, and may make copies thereof in the premises of the Committee.

 

Article (38):

If the parties submit a paper or a document to be used in evidence, it may only be withdrawn with the consent of the Committee after a copy thereof certified by the Committee is kept in the file of the case. However, the Committee may accept mere copies of documents to be kept in the file after verification against the original, unless the original is required otherwise.

 

 

Article (39):

 

The chairman of the Committee shall first hear the arguments of the

petitioner or his agent, then the Office.

 

Article (40):

The parties shall present all their claims and defenses once. The Committee may grant the Office a period of time to answer the petition, provided that such period shall only be granted once for each subject matter to be answered, unless serious grounds existed according to the consideration of the Committee.

 

Article (41):

The Office shall answer the petition. If he fails to do so or to present for the second time without excuse, the Committee may consider his silence

or failure to present a sufficient cause to decide in favor of the petitioner

once he has furnished evidence for his petition.

 

Article (42):

If the Committee finds that its decision on the merits of the case requires the settlement of another issue which does not fall within its jurisdiction, it shall order the suspension of the proceedings till the settlement of the said issue by the competent authority. Once the ground for the suspension ceases to exist, any of the parties may request the continuation of the proceedings within the thirty days following the date on which the said ground ceased to exist. Otherwise, the case shall be considered void.

 

Article (43):

The dispute shall be discontinued if the petitioner dies or loses his capacity to sue or disqualifies, unless the proceedings allow judgement on merits. The proceedings shall be considered as allowing judgement on merits once the parties have submitted their pleadings and final claims. The proceedings shall be resumed when a person replacing the petitioner because of whom the proceedings were discontinued presents for the date previously set. The proceedings shall also be resumed upon the request of any of the concerned parties. In such case, the other parties

or their representatives shall be notified accordingly.

 

Article (44):

The claims of the petitioner may include the following:

44/1 A rectification of the original claim, or an amendment of the subject matter thereof according to circumstances appearing or emerging after filing the petition.

44/2 Any material complementary to, resulting from or integrally linked to the original claim.

44/3 Any material that includes an addition or a change in the cause of action, maintaining the subject matter of the original claim.

 

Article (45):

Claims and defenses shall be presented before the Committee in clearly written submissions. However, the Committee may settle for oral pleadings of the parties. It may request the parties to draft petitions, statements and defenses in such a way that elevates ignorance and ambiguity.

 

Article (46):

 

 

The conferences of the Committee members shall be confidential.

 
 

Article (47):

The Committee shall render its decisions by absolute majority of the opinions of its attending members. In case of tie vote, the president shall have the casting vote. In all cases, the decisions shall state the reasons thereof and shall be signed by the president and the members.

 

Article (48):

The Committee shall rectify any material, drafting or calculation error in the decision, by a decision issued at its own initiative, or upon a request made by any of the parties. The rectification shall be inscribed on the original copy of the decision and shall be signed by the president and the members.

 

Article (49):

The parties may request the Committee to construe any ambiguity in the text of its decision. The construction decision shall be deemed as part of the decision thereby construed.

 

Article (50):

Upon submission of the petition, the Committee may order the taking of preventive measures against the Office, provided that the petitioner submits the warranties considered by the Committee to secure the right of the Office if the case is dismissed.

 

Article (51):

If the Committee decides to resort to expert authority, it may bind any of the parties to deposit the amount necessary to cover the estimated cost of such expertise by means of a check certified by an authorized bank on a fixed date. If the party fails to deposit the said amount within the time limit indicated by the Committee, the Committee shall render judgement on merits of the case according to the documents submitted, and the forfeiture shall shoulder the expert expenses.

 

Article (52):

The office may, upon decision of its Director General, issue and amend forms, as he deems adequate for proper performance and development of the Office. The Office shall make reference to such forms in its periodicals.

 

Article (53):

Patents registered with the Office and any other relevant data may, in the presence of the authorized employee of the Office, be reviewed. Any individual may, after payment of the prescribed fee, obtain a copy thereof, or a copy of the relevant data, a certificate to the contents thereof, or extracts of the register.

 

Article (54):

54/1 License contract shall be entered in the register referred to in paragraph (54/3) of this Article, whether its subject was assignment of the license or change of its ownership, or licensing its exploitation. Such entry shall be made upon a request submitted to the Office by any of the contract parties, accompanied by a copy of the contract where signatures of both parties shall be duly authenticated. The contract shall be translated into Arabic if it was drafted in another language, and the

 

applicant shall pay the prescribed entry fee.

54/2 Requests of license contracts registration shall be given sequence numbers according to their filing dates, and a request shall be marked with its sequence number, filing date, and the date and number of receipt of payment of registration fee. The copy of the contract shall be marked with the sequence number of the request. The Office seal shall stamp the request and the copy of the contract. The applicant shall be furnished with a receipt indicating the request sequence number, filing date, and an inventory of the enclosed documents, and the number and date of the receipt of payment of registration fee.

54/3 The Office shall establish a register for requests of registration of license contracts. Such register shall contain the following particulars:

 

54/3/1Sequence number and date of request.

54/3/2The name, nationality, and address of licenser, and name and address of his agent, if any.

54/3/3The name, nationality, and address of licensee, and name and address of his agent, if any.

54/3/4 Elected domicile of both parties of the contract.

54/3/5 The contract subject and term.

54/3/6 Date of the decision issued to the rejection of registration and the date of notification of the parties thereof.

54/3/7 Date of the decision issued to the approval of the contract.

 

54/4The Office shall establish a register for license contracts registration of which was granted. Such register shall contain the following particulars:

54/4/1 The number and date of registration of the contract.

54/4/2 The date of the decision granting the registration.

54/4/3The sequence number and filing date of the request.

54/4/4 The name, nationality, and address of both parties of the contract, and the agents name and address of each of them, if any.

54/4/5The elected domicile for each of them.

54/4/6 The contract subject and term.

 

This register shall be marked with all amendments or renewals of the contract, following approval thereof by the office, and payment of prescribed fee for such amendment or renewal.

 

TABLE OF

Description

Individuals

Companies

FEES (IS SR)

Patent Application

2000

4000

 

Fees for Grant and Publications

2500

5000

 

Annual Patent Fees:

   

Year 2

2000

4000

 

Year 3

2100

4200

 

Year 4

2200

4400

 

Year 5

2300

4600

 

Year 6

2400

4800

 

Year 7

2500

5000

 

Year 8

2600

5200

 

Year 9

2700

5400

 

 

  
 

Year 10

2800

5600

 
 

Year 11

2900

5800

 

Year 12

3000

6000

 

Year 13

3100

6200

 

Year 14

3200

6400

 

Year 15

3300

6600

 

Year 16

3400

6800

 

Year 17

3500

7000

 

Year 18

3600

7200

 

Year 19

3700

7400

 

Year 20

3800

7600

 

Amendment and Addition to the Patent

 

500

 

1000

 

Application

 

Additonal fee for delayed Payment of

 

500

 

1000

 

annual patent fee

 

Assignment of righst to the application,

 

500

 

1000

 

or

Change of Ownership

 

Obtaining a copy of the application,

 

100

 

200

 

its registration, or of the patent

 

Request of compulsary license

15000

30000

 

Grant of compulsary license

5000

10000

 

Request of registration of compulsary

 

5000

 

10000

 

license

 

Registration of compulsary license

500

1000

 

Registration of petition

3000

6000

 

Renewal of petition

1000

2000

 

Request of temporary protection

500

5000

 

Request of plantation sample

500

5000

 

Performance Search

100

200

 

Technical examination

Actual cost