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Intellectual property in Kuwait

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
In Kuwait, patents and trademarks must be registered in the Trademark Control and Patents Office in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MCI). You can contact the Office by Email.
Regional Organisations
None.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Law No. 4 concerning Patents, Designs and Industrial Models, May 15, 2005
15 years, renewable for a period limited to 5 years.
10 years for chemical discoveries, medications and pharmaceutical compositions.
Trademark
 
Law No. 3 of  2001
10 years, renewable one time.
Design
 
Law No. 4 concerning Patents, Designs and Industrial Models, May 15, 2005
5 years, renewable for two consecutive  5-year periods.  
Copyright
 
Law No. 3 of 2001
50 years after the death of the author.
Industrial Models
 
Law No. 3 of 2001
10 to 15 years.  

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