Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No**
Language: English & Arabic
Translation Extension: Yes***
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Power of Attorney must be legalized up to the Qatari consulate. A copy of the signed form is required at filing. However, the notarized/legalized original may be submitted within six months from the filing date.

** Instrument of Assignment of the international application if the applicant has changed after the international filing date.

*** It is possible to submit the translation of the PCT publication within six months from the filing date in Qatar, at no additional cost.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English & Arabic
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Power of Attorney must be legalized up to the Qatari consulate. The form can be filed within six months of the filing date.

• A certified copy of the Priority Documents(s) must be submitted within six months from filing date, with details needed at filing.

• A complete translation of the full specification of the priority application is required and may be submitted within six months from the filing date in Qatar.

• A translation of the Priority Document is not required.

Saba & Co. Intellectual Property

Established: 1937

Number of Professional Staff: 320+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Bahrain, Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

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.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Mechanical
• Petro-chemicals
• Pharmaceuticals
• Polymer Science

Contact Information

Mail

Saba House,
Saïd Freiha Street,
Hazmieh, Beirut,
Lebanon

Courier

Website

www.sabaip.com