GCC Patent Office

The GCC Patent Office (GCCPO) is a regional patent office based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, within the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It was established in 1992 and began operations in 1998. The GCC Patent Office grants patents valid in all GCC member states. The first GCC patent was granted in 2002. As of 2013, it employed about 30 patent examiners.[1]


  1. ^ Mizael Al-Harbi, Hussam Al-Muqhim (18 April 2013). Gulf countries: introduction to the GCC patent system (PDF). East meets West 2013. Austria.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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