KUWAIT CITY – Last month, we were informed by the Ministry
of Trade and Economy that new regulations will take effect on 5
April 2019 with respect to powers of attorney (PoA). You can read
about it here:
After several negotiations with the officials in the IP Department, the Ministry has, today, withdrew said regulations and informed IP agents orally making the PoA requirements as follows:
- Late filing of the PoA is possible with 1 month from the filing date, however, softcopy of the PoA is mandatory for filing;
- One PoA will be sufficient to file multiple applications belonging to the same applicant, and
- The term of validity of the PoA of 10 years sill stands.
11 April 2019
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