KUWAIT LAW RELATING TO PATENTS, DESIGNS AND INDUSTRIAL MODELS

Kuwait was aided and protected by Britain in concert with the Al-Sabah dynasty from 1899 until independence was declared in 1961. Located in the center of the Middle East, lying on the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait has more oil reserves per capita than any country in the world, with 10% of the world's petroleum. With stores of about 100 billion barrels, current supplies should last for over a century, and as petroleum climb, Government coffers should be well-filled for decades. Growth was 6% last year, and per-capita income $55,000.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who Can Apply for a Patent in Kuwait?
What is the Procedure for Application for a Kuwaiti Patent?
What is the Rule on Compulsory Licensing for the Exploitation of Inventions?
Can a Kuwait Patent be Nullified?
What Are the Offenses and Penalties for Breaching a Kuwaiti Patent?

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