Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No*
Language: Arabic or French
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: Deferred
Country notes: *Assignments are only required when the applicant has changed and that change has not been recorded with the International Bureau.

**Excess claims fee: USD 108 per claim over 10. An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted. Any amendments made will incur additional translation costs.

Alyafi IP Group

Established: 1975

Number of Professional Staff: 150

European Validation RWS EPV Agent in Morroco

Alyafi IP Group, the Arab Countries IP Guardian, provides the international business community with a broad variety of specialized services in Intellectual Property (IP) to protect intangible assets: copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs and domain names.

Alyafi IP Group identifies, protect, manage and capitalize your intellectual property (IP) for commercial gains, and get the maximum benefit out of your intellectual property (IP) Portfolio. Their approach has enabled us to foster meaningful and highly personalized relationships with our clients, as they put their experience to work, and commit to providing the very best options for our growing business.

Their area of coverage encompasses Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, West Bank and Yemen.



• Copyrights
• Designs
• Patent
• Trademark

Contact Information


Karakas Street,
Yakoubian Building,
Block B, 5th Floor,
11-4735 Beirut,


Saba & Co. Intellectual Property

Established: 1937

Number of Professional Staff: 320+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, 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,