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: 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: 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, 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 and Saudi Arabia

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 related legal services.

Saba’s mission is to help clients achieve the maximum benefit from their intellectual property rights. For years, Saba has been a leader among regional firms in the strength and depth of its commitment to understand and serve its clients. The experience, knowledge, and resources of Saba provide what is needed for the firm 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 neighboring regions. Saba & Co. is the only IP firm in the Middle East and North Africa region that is a partnership, therefore the firm’s strength is continuity which has been demonstrated over the last 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