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Oman adopted the GCC Trademark Law

August 6, 2017

In accordance with the Royal Decree no. 33 of 2017, published in the Official Gazette on July 30, 2017, Oman has officially adopted the Gulf Cooperation Council Trademark Law, effective July 31, 2017. It is worth take note that the GCC Trademark Law is not a unitary law, therefore the Trademark Offices of each GCC ...

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Jordan: Accession to PCT and Amended Patent laws enter into force

July 29, 2017

Jordan’s accession to Patent Cooperation Treaty entered into force effective June 09, 2017, therefore, all international applications filed thereafter can designate Jordan (JO) for national entry. This has been a much-awaited relief for inventors interested in securing protection for their business interest in Jordan. Also, Jordan has amended their Patent Laws to be more cope with the international patent ...

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Qatar Accepts Classification of Services under Classes 43, 44 and 45

February 5, 2017

The Trademark Office in Qatar announced that it will begin accepting trademark applications for services that fall under classes 43, 44, and 45. The Qatari Trademark Office will start accepting trademark applications for services that fall under classes 43, 44 and 45 as of February 12, 2017....

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June 24, 2016

IP-COSTER is an online network, open and free for any person practising in the field of Intellectual Property, designed to facilitate the IP registration process worldwide. IP-COSTER provides accurate cost estimates, direct foreign filings and workflow solutions for patents, trademarks and industrial designs. (

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Yemen – Trademark Class Heading is No Longer Acceptable

June 4, 2016

Pursuant to Ministerial Decision no. 239 of 2011, the Yemeni Trademark Office issued a public notice on 4 May 2016 announcing that the use of class headings as the list of goods/services in trademark applications will no longer be an acceptable practice. . As per this notice, all new trademark applications should include the specific ...

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Bahrain – Increase in Trademarks Fees

May 29, 2016

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Bahrain issued a Ministerial Decree No. 65 of 2016 related to the GCC implementing regulations for trademarks law. . By virtue of Ministerial decision the official fees for trademarks has effectively increased in comparison with their current level. . This increase will affect all trademark filed after 29 ...

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Iraq – New Trademark Practices

March 10, 2016

The Trademarks Office in Iraq has stipulated new directives on registration of trademark. These directives came into effect as of March 3, 2016. Now it is mandatory for the applicant to conduct a trademark clearance search for each class of goods / services at the Trademark Office prior the filing particulars are issued. The Trademark ...

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Kuwait – New Trademark Official Fees

December 31, 2015

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait issued a Ministerial Decree No.500 of 2015 which recently published in Official Gazette No. 1268 dated 27 December 2015 approving the New GCC Trademark Law and its Implementing Regulations and by virtue of Ministerial decision the official fees for trademarks has effectively increased in comparison with their ...

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UAE Adopts Online Trademark System

November 28, 2015

The Ministry of Economy at the United Arab Emirates announced that the trademarks registration and renewals will only be filed online. The move to electronic filing of trademark registrations is aimed at speeding up the trademark registration process and making it a paperless process. This service will be applied on December 6, 2015....

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Libya began issuing trademark registration certificates

November 9, 2015

The Trademark Office in Libya announced that it has started issuing registration certificates for trademarks application after a long period of disrupted due to civil unrest in the country. The Trademark Office will issue the registration of trademark application having series between 5000 and 6000 and so forth....

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