Claiming Priority under Paris Convention is Now Possible in Kuwait

01 Jan 2014

KUWAIT - Subsequent to joining the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property on December 2, 2014, the Kuwaiti Trademark Office announced that priority claims would be available for trademark applications in Kuwait as from January 1, 2015.

The trademark applicants will be able to claim priority (within the six-month priority period) from corresponding applications filed in any of the other member states of the Paris Convention. 

As for priority documentation, the Kuwait Trademarks Office will submit a certified copy of the priority application legalized up to Kuwaiti Consulate along with Arabic sworn translation certified by the Translation Department at the Ministry of Justice in Kuwait. Such document can be filed within three months of the date of filing the application.

The Paris Convention is one of the key IP conventions administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It provides protection of patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, indications of source or appellations of origin, and the repression of unfair competition.



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