GCCPOGulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (six Arab nations)
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However, it is important to note that the GCC Patent Office ("GCCPO") honours the Paris Convention priority rules and a GCC application can claim priority from a prior convention application as if the GCC were a signatory to the Paris Convention.
Upon filing, examiners at the GCCPO examine a GCC patent application for compliance with formalities.
Once the applicable patent opposition period has expired, and the GCCPO has granted a patent, the grant of the patent may be challenged before the responsible authority in Saudi Arabia - the Board of Grievances.