Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English & Arabic
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * The Power of Attorney must be legalized up to the UAE consulate and must be filed within 90 days from the filing date (non-extendable). The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure that is required; note that costs will be incurred for this.

** The Assignment must be legalized up to the UAE.

• Other documents: Certificate of Incorporation. The document may be submitted within 90 days from the filing date.

• An extract from the Commercial Register for the applicant, or Certificate of Good Standing, must be filed along with its English translation (if necessary), and also must be notarized and legalized up to the UAE consulate and filed within 90 days from the filing date (non-extendable).

• If any required documents are not filed at the moment of filing, then late fees will be incurred.

• The examination must be paid within 90 days from filing. The agent will invoice the client directly as the fees depend on supporting documentation. The amount will generally be in the range of USD 2,500-3,500.

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.


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

Contact Information


Saba House,
Saïd Freiha Street,
Hazmieh, Beirut,