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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), also known as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, is a trade bloc which comprises the member states of: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  It is currently a regional IP jurisdiction for the purposes of obtaining patent protection only, although a regional GCC trade mark law has been drafted and is now awaiting approval and then promulgation.  

Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims


Convention priority can be claimed

Duration 20 years from the date of filing the application
Annuities Annuities are payable on 1st January in each year following the year in which the application is filed and may be paid up until 31st March, without late fine.  A further 3 months (up until 30th June) is available upon payment of a late fine.