Kuwait IP Overview

The basic IP laws of Kuwait mainly include Trademark Law enacted in 1980 and revised respectively in 1987 and in 2001; it is affiliated to Commercial Code, mainly covering protection and implementation of trade name, trademark, and geographical indication. The No.4 law was enacted in 1962, and No.3 law was enacted in 2001, namely Invention, Industrial Design and Utility Model Law, covering protection and implementation of patent for invention, utility model, and industrial design. In 2013, the law was again enacted and implemented as Patent Law. In addition, the No.64 law was enacted in 1999, namely Laws for IP Protection and its Description (referred to as Copyright Law in this report); it mainly stipulates the protection and implementation of copyright and related rights (neighboring rights). Besides, some other IP laws are enacted by the authority and administrative departments of Kuwait.

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