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New Patent Stipulations in UAE - JAH CO.IP
New Patent Stipulations in UAE

JAH would like to inform their clients and associates that as per the official circular received from UAE Patent Office on 20 June 2017 here have been recent notices regarding the payment transactions of patent procedures in UAE which we would like to state in the following sequence:

 

*Formal Examination Requirements:

Formal examination requirements should be fulfilled within 90 days from the date of filing the patent application otherwise, the application will automatically lapse and payment of restoration fees will be applicable to revive the same.

 

*Substantive Examination:

It was mandatory under the old practice to pay substantive examination fees within 90 days from the date of filing the patent. Now, it is stipulated to settle the substantive examination fees only upon receiving an official notification from UAE patent Office in which these fees are to be paid within 90 days from the date of receiving the notification; otherwise, the application will automatically lapse and payment of restoration fees will be applicable to revive the same.

 

Also, the UAE Patent Office specifies that for the second and third substantive re-examination, there are new fees to be paid.

 

Annuity fees payment:

For national patent, annual maintenance fees are due on the anniversary of the national filing date. Annuities can be settled within a three-month from the due date without any consequences and an extension of time of another three-month is allowed for settling the due annuities with a surcharge.

 

For entry phase application of a PCT patent annual maintenance fees are calculated from the International filing date and late years annuities are paid at the time of filing or within three months of the national phase entry in UAE. an extension of time of another three-month is allowed for settling the due annuities with a surcharge.

 

Failure to pay the annuity fees within the prescribed deadline the application will automatically lapse and payment of restoration fees will be applicable to revive the same.

 

To come to a conclusion, lapsed patent in UAE for non-submission of documents, payment of requisite fees etc. can be revived by payment of restoration fees.

 

For more information, regarding you patent applications filed in this jurisdiction please feel free to write to us.