Friday, March 31 2023   \  Published by Saba IP.

Annuities Go Digital in Kuwait

Annuities Go Digital in Kuwait

The Kuwait Patent Office (KPO) has announced that the online portal is now operational for the payment of annuities.

To keep their applications and patents valid, owners are required to pay their annuities, including upcoming ones, during the pendency of their applications. Failure to pay annuities within the statutory term or grace period will lead to the lapse of patent applications and patents.

Annuities in Kuwait are due at the beginning of each year and must be paid within the first quarter, from January 1 to March 31, with a grace period until June 30, subject to a surcharge. There are no mechanisms for the reinstatement of lapsed applications or patents in Kuwait, making it essential for patent owners to pay their annuities on time.

For the year 2023, the KPO has granted an extension until April 30, 2023, for the payment of due annuities without a surcharge, as they started accepting annuity payments mid-January 2023.

With this new upgrade, patent owners can now process their annuity payments without the need to physically visit the KPO, making the process more convenient and efficient.

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