Patents: Gaza Strip

General Information

Novelty Requirements : Novelty is not limited to the country only. A novelty examination takes into consideration any specification previously lodged with the Patent Office or any patent previously registered.

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Patents are examined as to compliance with formalities and patentability.

Protection Period : 16 Years from filing date

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette after acceptance

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date.

Annuity Payments : On the 4th, 8th & 12th years from filing date or Priority date if it was claimed.

Compulsory Licensing : If the Patent does not satisfy the stipulated working requirements of the country within three years as from the date of grant, then the patent will be subject to compulsory licensing.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes - Working is an official requirement


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney. 
  2. Assignment Deed sworn and signed by the inventor(s) Notarized.
  3. Three copies of the specification and claims in English and Arabic. 
  4. Three sets of the formal drawings, if any.


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