Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes* (general and specific options)
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English & Arabic
Translation Extension: Yes***
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country notes: *Power of Attorney forms must be notarized and legalized via either the Apostille procedure or at the Omani consulate.

**Assignments need to be notarized and legalized by the Apostille or the Omani consulate.

• The Power of Attorney, Assignment, and Certificate of Incorporation must be submitted 90 days from the filing date. An Arabic translation of these documents are required.

• Other documents: A certificate of incorporation, or a certified copy of the extract from the commercial register is required.

***Translation can be filed late (due within two months of filing date, USD 165 late fee for agent).

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Power of Attorney: Yes* (general and specific options)
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English & Arabic
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Included
Country notes: *Power of Attorney must be legalized up to the Omani consulate or alternatively via the Apostille procedure.  The form can be filed within 90 days of the filing date.

**Assignments must be legalized up to the Omani consulate or alternatively via the Apostille procedure. The assignment can be filed within 90 days of the filing date.

• A certified copy of the priority document(s) must be submitted within three months from filing date, with details needed at filing. A translation of the priority document is not required.

• A certificate of incorporation, or a certified copy of the extract from the commercial register, is required.  The document must be legalized up to the Omani consulate, or alternatively via the Apostille procedure, and can be filed within 90 days of the filing date.

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

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.

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