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Kuwait: Separate Certificates for Recordal
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Kuwaiti Trademark Office announced that it plans to issue separate certificates for the renewal and recordals matters for trademarks in the near future. In the meantime, the current procedure of endorsing the original certificates of the trademark registration with ...
Nice Classification: 11th Edition
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The latest edition of the Nice Classification (11th edition) entered into force on January 1, 2017. Amendments cover 15 class headings and explanatory notes for seven classes. Furthermore, the list of goods and services was extended by 334 terms. The 11th Edition will be ...
Turkey: Increase in Official Fees
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Turkey announced an increase in the official fees for trademark matters. The increase also applies to EP Validation, search and examination, and the annuity maintenance fees for patents and utility models. The new rates went into force as of January 1, 2017. Should you ...
Turkey: Laying Down the Law
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Turkey announced the adoption of Law No. 6769 on the Protection of Industrial Property Rights, which repeals and replaces the Decree Laws on Patents and Utility Models, on Trademark and Service marks, on Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications. The new Law passed ...
ARIPO: Harare Protocol Amended and Increase in Official Fees
Friday, January 13, 2017
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) recently amended the Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs and announced an increase in official fees. The amendments entered into force on January 1, 2017. Some of the amendments include the ...
Saudi Arabia: Announcement of Office Relocation
Monday, January 9, 2017
We are pleased to announce that we are moving to a larger office premises in Saudi Arabia. Effective January 15, 2017, our new contact details will be as follows: Office #1, 2nd Floor, Tower B, GOSI Olaya Towers Olaya Street, Riyadh 11565, Saudi Arabia P.O. Box ...
GCC: Protecting Innovation through the Regional Patent Office
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
With increasing official or government fees across the board relating to Intellectual Property procurement, regional offices can provide a more cost effective alternative when available. Patent attorneys and law firms worldwide are aware of the European Patent Office (EPO) ...
Iran: Trademark Requirements Revised
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Iran recently announced that a legalized extract from the commercial register is required for new trademark applications and oppositions and must be submitted within 60 days from filing date—a simply signed copy is required at the time of filing, however. As for ...
Jordan: Customs Recordal
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Border measures are a key tool in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy and a critical element of a successful intellectual property enforcement system. In the scope of the continuous efforts to create competent border enforcement measures and to provide effective ...