Monday, 16 November 2015

Kuwait - possible increase in official fees in December 2015

News from good friends Dr. Khaled Al YaqoutLaw Firm & Legal Consultation that they have been informed that official fees for most intellectual property transactions will significantly increase in Kuwait from 21 December 2015.

Their email newsletter reads:
Dear Sirs,

We have been notified unofficially that effective from December 21, 2015; the official fees of most intellectual property transactions will be substantially increased. The fees of several IP transactions will be doubled 23 times or more. We have confirmed news that the new official fees in Kuwait will apply even to applications filed prior to December 21, 2015. If this proves to be true, it will mean that the fees for stages such as publication and registration will be doubled 23 times i.e. US$1586.00 for publication in the official Gazette and registration of one trademark in one class. We have not yet received the official notice of increase which is expected to be issued in the official gazette on 21 December, 2015

If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding the new IP fees in Kuwait, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely yours,
Yasser Megahed
Patent and Trademark Attorney
Head of Intellectual Property Division
Dr. Khaled Al Yaqout Law Firm & Legal Consultation
Abdulazez Al Saqer St., Al Khaled tower
12th Floor, Beside Kuwait Airways Building
Al Qubla, Kuwait
P.O. Box: 12724 Al-Shamyia, Postal Code: 71658 Kuwait.
Tel.: +965 22400430/1/2
Fax: +965 22400433

So far this news does not appear to have been reported elsewhere and so we wait for confirmation of the new fees.

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