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Grievance Committee

Based on the text of the article 28 of the Patent Regulation of the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , the decision of the Ministerial Council was issued in its seventy-eighth session on 17 March 2001, to form a grievance committee in the GCC Patent Office as the period of the work of the committee was identified for a three years (fist formation of the committee)

 After the committee's assignment period was ended, the decision of the Ministerial Council in its (94) session was issued on 13 March 2005, to form a grievance committee, and the period of the work of the committee was identified for a three years (second formation of the committee)

 After the committee's assignment period was ended, the decision of the Ministerial Council in its (107) session was issued on 9 June 2008, to form a grievance committee and the period of the work of the committee was identified for a three years (third formation of the committee)

 ·After the committee's assignment period was ended, the decision of the Ministerial Council in its (119) session was issued on 14 June 2011, to form a grievance committee and the period of the work of the committee was identified for a three years (forth formation of the committee)

· After the committee's assignment period was ended, the decision of the Ministerial Council in its (131) session was issued on 2 June 2014, to form a grievance committee and the period of the work of the committee was identified for a three years (fifth formation of the committee) .

 · Number of the members of the Committee is twelve members (two members from each state) elected through their personal capacity and not the official, one member must be legal and the other technician.

Committee shall consider the grievances of any decision issued by the GCC Patent Office, regarding disputes concerning infringement of the patent, or the possibility of its occurrence, are to be processed in competent authorities in each state of the Council (depending on the location of the infringement of the possibility of its occurrence).

Decisions of the Committee may be appealed in the Board of Grievances in Saudi Arabia (headquarters state), therefore, judgment take place in accordance with the Gulf patent regulation and the Saudi patent regulation, respectively, or according to general rules.

· Postal Address:

 

Secretary of the Appeals Committee

Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States

General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States

P. Box: 340227 Riyadh: 11333 Saudi Arabia

Tel 1026 # 114827777 966 + Fax 14809768 96611 +

E-mail: gccsg.org@grievance

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