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SUMMARY:


  • Governing Body: Trademark Registration in Kuwait is governed by the Trademarks and Patents Department under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
  • Classification of Goods and Services: Strictly Nice Classification (NCL) 10th Edition.
  • Opposition Period: 60 days from the publication date. Extension of the opposition period is not possible.
  • Protection Period: 10 Years.
  • Renewal: A registered mark is renewable for successive periods of 10 years within the last year of protection.
  • Grace Period for Renewal: A grace period of 6 months is allowed for the renewal with a lateness fine following the expiry of the registration period.
  • Use of trademarks: It is not compulsory for registration or maintaining the registration in force. However, mark is vulnerable to cancellation action by any interested party if the mark has not been used for five (5) consecutive years after registration.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:



TM Registration:

1. A Power of Attorney filled with the full name and address of the applicant, duly notarized and legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
2. A simple copy of the Certificate of Incorporation, or Business License, or an extract of the commercial register along with Arabic translation (Not mandatory for Foreign Applicants).
3. List of goods/services to be covered by the application strictly indicated in Nice classification 10th Edition.
4. Soft copy of the trademark.
5. In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the priority application.

TM Renewal:

1. A Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
2. A scanned copy of the registration certificate.


Recordal of Assignment/Merger:

1. A Deed of Assignment/License agreement legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
2. A Power of Attorney executed by the Assignee/Licensee notarized and legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
3. Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.

Name change/address change Recordal:

1. A Power of Attorney showing the new name and/or address duly notarized and legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
2. Certificate of change of name/address (which is applicable) legalized up to the Kuwaiti Consulate.
3. Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.