Thursday, 29 December 2011

Kuwait's Design law awaits implementing regulations

The Implementing Regulations for the Kuwaiti Design Law (Law No. 4 of 1962 relating to Patents, Designs and Industrial Models as amended by Law No. 3 of 2001) have not yet been issued. As a consequence, all design applications are simply filed with the Patent Office. No examination is taking place and no annuity fees are payable. There is no indication of when the Implementing Regulations will be issued. 

This part of the Empty Quarter hopes that the Implementing Regulations are issued soon so that design registrations can start to be issued and design rights can be fully exploited.

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