JAH & CO. IP would like to advise its clients and associates that UAE Industrial Property Directorate, in an endeavor to accelerate the examination of patents, has New Regulations requesting all IP Agents to:
Pay the substantive examination fees in respect of all existing (ALIVE) patent applications filed during the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 within ninety days of the date of their circulation dated 26 October 2014; thus the deadline to pay the substantive examination fees for all patents filed within the aforesaid years will be 24 January 2015.
By virtue of the regulations, all patent applications filed as from November 1, 2014, have to pay the examination fees upon filing the application, if all the formalities are met; otherwise, the examination fees should be paid within 90 days from the filing date upon completing the formal requirements of the application, which should be fulfilled within anon-extendable term of ninety days from filing the patent application.
Pay the late and due annuities up to the date of this notification for patents filed during the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Providing the Industrial Property Directorate with a CD and paper copies according to latest amendments submitted to the patent office for the abbreviated and full description of the patent in English language which should be fully organized, numbered and submitted in a sealed envelope.
The documents submitted should contain the bibliographic in English and should be filed up on the official format accredited by the Patents Office.