JAH would like to keeps its clients and associates abreast with the following updates received from the PTO of Oman and Kuwait:
Oman: The Omani Patent Office has requested all patent applicants to pay the substantive examination fees for all patents formally accepted in 2016. It has been announced that the fees have to be paid within 2 months from the announcement date (November 1, 2017). The official notification has been attached herewith for your kind reference.
Kuwait: The Trademark Office in Kuwait has implemented new procedures whereby they start issuing separate certificates for renewal and recordal actions which include changes of name or address, assignments and mergers while the original registration certificates is no longer required for endorsing these actions thereon. As per the old practice, the renewal or recordal actions were endorsed onto the back of the original registration certificates without the issuance a fresh certificate reflecting the action.
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