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SY - Syrian Arab Republic
Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
List of currencies used in this document:
SYP (Syrian Pound), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Friday and Saturday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Syrian Arab Republic
Two-letter code:
SY
Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
Name of Office:
Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
Location:
Rukn Aldeen Facing Ibn Alnafis
Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(963-11) 516 1185
E-mail:
patentoffice@spo.gov.sy
Facsimile:
(963-11) 516 1144
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
No
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
SY
Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
SY
Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Certificates of addition
Patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
May be in the request or may be furnished later. If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Syrian Arab Republic
Language in which international applications may be filed:
Arabic
English
French
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
The Office has not specifically notified the International Bureau of the language that it accepts under PCT Rule 12.1(d).
Same as above
Language in which the request may be filed:
Arabic
English
French
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
3
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”)
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this must be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format. If the receiving Office does not accept international applications in electronic form in such format, the international application will be transmitted to the International Bureau as receiving Office (PCT Rule 19.4(a)(ii-bis)).
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 28 April 2022, pages 103 et seq.
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
EG
Egypt - Egyptian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
EG
Egypt - Egyptian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
1
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
5,000 SYP
International filing fee:
1,435 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(AT)
Annex D(EG)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
3,000 SYP
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
Please refer to the Office
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in the Syrian Arab Republic
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered before the Office or any attorney or lawyer registered in the Syrian Arab Republic
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Arabic
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, both as originally filed and as amended, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, both as originally filed and as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
Applicant should only send a copy of the international application if he/she has not received Form PCT/IB/308 and the Office has not received a copy of the international application from the International Bureau under PCT Article 20. This may be the case where the applicant expressly requests an earlier start of the national phase under PCT Article 23(2).
National fees:
The amount in parentheses is applicable in case of filing by a natural person
Patents
Filing fee:
5,000 SYP
(250 SYP)
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Annual fees:
This amount is reduced by 90% for students and microenterprises
This amount is reduced by 50% for small enterprises
— for the 2nd year:
5,500 SYP
(300 SYP)
— for the 3rd year:
6,000 SYP
(350 SYP)
Examination fee:
20,000 SYP
(2,000 SYP)
Re-examination fee:
10,000 SYP
(1,000 SYP)
Additional fee for each page in excess of 30:
50 SYP
(10 SYP)
Additional fee for claims in excess of 10, the 11th and each subsequent claim:
500 SYP
(250 SYP)
Utility models
Filing fee:
4,000 SYP
(200 SYP)
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Annual fees:
— for the 2nd year
4,500 SYP
(250 SYP)
— for the 3rd year
5,000 SYP
(300 SYP)
Examination fee
10,000 SYP
(1,000 SYP)
Re-examination fee:
5,000 SYP
(500 SYP)
Additional fee for each page in excess of 30:
50 SYP
(10 SYP)
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in the Syrian Arab Republic
Instrument of assignment of the international application if the applicant has changed after the international filing date
Translation of the international application to be furnished in one copy
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered before the Office or any attorney or lawyer registered in the Syrian Arab Republic
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available

Annexes

Annex SY.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office or by the Austrian Patent Office.
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 9 Dec 2023