A trademark attorney will generally process a trademark registration in Kuwait by performing the following steps:
Before filing for your trademark registration in Kuwait, it is important to find all likely hindrances that could arise during the registration process. This Comprehensive Study of the trademark helps in making a list of all similar trademarks, either graphically or phonetically, that might conflict you’re your selected trademark. It will also provide a professional opinion of an attorney regarding various registration possibilities.
The next step is that an attorney files your trademark registration in Kuwait and performs all necessary tasks in the Trademark Office for getting approval of your registration. After the trademark is filed, the filing report including the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application, is sent to you.
After the trademark application is approved by the Trademark Office, the attorneys then complete all required tasks in order to obtain the registration certificate in Kuwait. After the certificate is obtained, it is forwarded to your postal address along with a registration report that includes all details like the registration number, registration date and any special consideration that should be taken into account in Kuwait.
Registration is a requirement for getting rights to a trademark. Kuwait follows the principle of “first to file”. But, the courts identify the rights arising from use of a trademark.
No, Kuwait is not a member of the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol. Therefore, any international applications might not be designated in this region.
Yes, it can be opposed on the basis of the following:
the trademark is against any public policy or some morality principles
No, the territorial limit of trademark registration is only in Kuwait.
The average time limit for the approval of registration is 10 months, that too if no objections come up.
The initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years (calculated from the application date).
Subsequent renewals last for 10 years starting from the registration renewal date.
The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Kuwait is 10 years from the date when the application was filed.
The following documentation is needed during renewal:
Yes, the grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 6 months.