Trademark Registration in Kuwait, Documents Required, How to Register
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Kuwait Trademark Registration – How to Register and it Benefits

A trademark attorney will generally process a trademark registration in Kuwait by performing the following steps:


Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:


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.


Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:


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.


Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:


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.

Will I have any right after having a registered trademark 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.


Is Kuwait a member of the Madrid System?


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.


Can someone oppose a Trademark Application?


Yes, it can be opposed on the basis of the following:


  • proprietary rights
  • the trademark is generic
  • the trademark is description
  • rights in a personal name
  • the trademark is deceptive or misleading
  • the trademark is not unique/distinctive
  • the trademark is operational
  • the trademark contains a geographical indication

the trademark is against any public policy or some morality principles

If I register my trademark in Kuwait, will I get protection in other territories?


No, the territorial limit of trademark registration is only in Kuwait.


Is there a time limit for the trademark registration approval?


The average time limit for the approval of registration is 10 months, that too if no objections come up.


What are the various kinds of trademarks permitted to be registered in Kuwait?

  • words
  • names
  • devices
  • combination of colours
  • sounds
  • slogans
  • some three-dimensional shapes
  • collective trademarks
  • smells/olfactory marks
  • trade dress or get-up
  • service trademarks


Post the trademark registration in Kuwait, for how many years is it valid?


The initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years (calculated from the application date).

When will I have to renew my trademark?


Subsequent renewals last for 10 years starting from the registration renewal date.


What would be the renewal date for a trademark?


The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Kuwait is 10 years from the date when the application was filed.


What documentation is needed while renewing a trademark?


The following documentation is needed during renewal:

  • a power of attorney
  • an original registration certificate


Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?


Yes, the grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 6 months.

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