Supported patent filings

European Validation

Deadline: 3 months (from the date of publication of mention of grant)
London Agreement? No
Official Language: Arabic or French
Translations Required: Claims (French)
Forms: Yes
Country Notes:  Non-member validation state

PCT National Phase Entry

Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes**
Language: Arabic or French
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes***
Examination Request: Automatically examined, additional exam fees at filing
Country Notes: * 33 months with extension fee payable.

** Assignments are only required when the applicant has changed and that change has not been recorded with the International Bureau.

*** An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted. Any amendments made will incur additional translation costs.

Recommended Agents

Saba & Co. Intellectual Property

PCT National Phase Entry
Direct Filing
Saba is the longest established and most renowned intellectual property firm in the Arab world. The firm is active in all areas of prosecution, registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights and provides the full range of associated legal services.. . The firm’s mission is to help clients achieve maximum benefit from their intellectual property rights. For years, it has been a leader among regional firms in terms of the strength and depth of its commitment to understanding and serving its clients. It has the experience, knowledge and resources to offer first-rate intellectual property services.. . Saba operates through an extensive network of branch and representative offices across West Asia, North Africa and their neighbouring regions. Saba is the only IP firm in the Middle East and North Africa region that is a partnership, meaning that its core strength is its continuity, which it has demonstrated for the past 75 years..

Alyafi IP Group

European Validation
Alyafi IP Group provides the international business community with a broad variety of specialized services in intellectual property (IP) to protect intangible assets such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs and domain names.. . The firm identifies, protects, manages and capitalizes on its clients’ intellectual property for commercial gains, and helps them obtain the maximum benefit from their intellectual property portfolio. Its approach has enabled it to foster meaningful and highly personalized relationships with its clients, as it puts its experience to work, and commits to providing the very best options.. . Its area of coverage includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen..