Kuwait Patent Office accepts PCT national phase entries
As from March 27, 2018, the Patent Office of Kuwait started accepting Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications designating Kuwait and entering into the national phase.
As a matter of fact, the PCT came into force in Kuwait on September 9, 2016 after three months of depositing its instrument of accession with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
According to the announcement of the Kuwait Patent Office, the time limit to file a PCT application in Kuwait is 30 months from the priority date, or 18 months from the international PCT application’s filing date.
It is declared in the announcement that the only document required for entering national phase of PCT in Kuwait is a power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Kuwait.