How to Renew Your Trademark in the GCC

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Trademark Renewal Rules in the Arabic Gulf

Overview

The protection period for trademarks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is ten years. Trademarks must be renewed every ten years, typically in the last year of the protection period. Renewal can be done without new examination, and objections from others are generally not considered during the process.

Countries Covered: The GCC comprises six member countries: UAE, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain.

Trademark Renewal Procedures by Country

        1. Trademark Renewals in UAE:

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  • Authority: Ministry of Economy
  • Renewal Period: Every ten years from the filing date
  • Grace Period: Three months with penalty fees for late renewal
  • Required Documents: POA (Locally legalized), registration certificate
  • Processing Time: One to three months

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      2. Trademark Renewals in Saudi Arabia (KSA):

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  • Renewal Period: Every ten Hijri years from the filing date
  • Grace Period: Six months with penalty fees
  • Required Documents: Legalized POA, registration certificate
  • Processing Time: 3-4 days

Start your trademark renewal in Saudi Arabia

       3. Trademark Renewals in Kuwait:

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  • Authority: Kuwaiti TMO
  • Renewal Period: Ten Gregorian years from the filing date
  • Grace Period: Six months with penalty fees
  • Required Documents: Notarized and Legalized POA, registration certificate, trademark logo
  • Processing Time: Approximately one week

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       4. Trademark Renewals in Qatar:

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  • Renewal Period: Ten Gregorian years from filing date
  • Grace Period: Six months with penalty fees
  • Required Documents: Notarized and Legalized POA, registration certificate
  • Processing Time: 1-4 weeks

Start your trademark renewal in Qatar

        5. Trademark Renewal Rules in Oman:

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  • Authority: Department of Intellectual Property
  • Renewal Period: Ten Gregorian years from the filing date
  • Grace Period: Six months with penalty fees
  • Required Documents: Notarized and Legalized POA, registration certificate
  • Processing Time: 2-3 weeks

Start your trademark renewal in Oman

         6. Trademark Renewals in Bahrain:

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  • Authority: Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism
  • Renewal Period: Ten years from the filing date
  • Grace Period: Six months with penalty fees
  • Required Documents: Legalized POA, registration certificate
  • Processing Time: 10-15 days

Start your trademark renewal in Bahrain

Conclusion

Ensure timely renewal of trademarks in the GCC countries to maintain protection. Late renewal may incur penalties or lead to cancellation of trademark registration.


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