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Kuwait Trademark Registration 

Attorneys - Kuwait

My name is Tarek Shashaah and I'm the representative Attorney in Kuwait.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
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Your trademark registration will be processed in Kuwait through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Kuwait, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Kuwait.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney must be filed before the examination phase of the trademark registration process.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Trademark rights are primarily obtained through registration.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Kuwait?
    • words
    • devices
    • names
    • combinations of colours
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • sounds
    • slogans
    • smells/olfactory marks
    • collective marks
    • trade dress/get-up
    • service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Kuwait?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the application based on:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
    2. Publication of the following information:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • application number
      • application date
      • goods/services
      • representation of trademark
      • agent of record
      • conditions and limitations to registration
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • generic terms
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • names, symbols or flags of nations, states, or regions, or of international organizations
    • geographic location names
    • non-distinctive marks
  • Does Kuwait use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Kuwait uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Kuwait?

    Kuwait does not follow the European Union Trade Mark registration (formerly known as the Community Trade Mark registration).

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Kuwait?

    It is possible to claim priority if:

    • the applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • its home application was filed within six months prior to the application date in Kuwait
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within five consecutive years from the registration date. The owner must provide a justification for non-use to avoid cancellation. The court will determine if the evidence of use provided by the registrant is acceptable. Use of the trademark must occur in Kuwait.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

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

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legally permitted to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.