FAQ

P1: Can a patent search be conducted?
Yes

P2: Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
No

P3: Can convention priority be claimed? Paris Convention?
No, because the Palestinian National Authority is not a member of which.

P4: Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
Yes

P5: What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated? Can it be extended?
4 years from the date of filing, and valid for 16 years

P6: Is a secret form of filing a model/design permitted?
N/A

P7: Is there a novelty requirement? Is it local or worldwide?
Worldwide.

P8: Are utility models granted protection in your country under the Current Law?
No 

P9: Is the patent protection available for software alone, or must the software be coupled with computer hardware in order to permit patent application?
Available

P10: Can the specifications or claims be amended?
Yes

P11: Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
Yes

P12: In what language should specifications and claims of the patent be filed?
The original language and the Arabic Language

P13: Is working of the invention required to keep protection in force and, if so, can the working requirements be satisfied by importation or nominal working?
No

P14:What are the conditions that might lead to a compulsory license?
N/A

P15: Must assignments be recorded within a certain period?
After grant.

P16: Does the Patent Law provide for licenses or registered users?
Yes.

P17: Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
Yes.

Address:

Al-Quds Street, Ansar Square, Awkaf Building, 2nd floor, Apartment No. 8+9, Southern Rimal, Gaza, Palestine.

P.O. Box: 505 Gaza City, Gaza Strip
Telephone: (00 970-8) 2626073
Fax: (00 970-8) 2626070
Email: gaza@agip.com
Contact: Manar Basheer (Ms)

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