Patents: West Bank

General Information

Novelty Requirements : Worldwide Novelty

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : As to formalities only.

Protection Period : 16 Years as of filing date

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date

Annuity Payments : Every 4 years

Compulsory Licensing : In the event that the owner of a patented invention 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 – required by Law

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. 
  2. Notarized Patent Form No. 1 sworn and signed by the inventor(s) as applicant(s), or jointly by the inventor(s) with other person(s) as applicants. In case of claiming priority, the form should be signed by the applicant in the home country or by his successor. 
  3. Three copies of the specification and claims in English and Arabic. 
  4. Three sets of the formal drawings, if any.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Palestinian Consulate. 
  2. A duly notarized assignment deed which must include the assignment of the goodwill of the business concern related to the trademark.

 

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