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Oman: Trademark Features of the New Law - What are the Major Changes?
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Omani government has recently approved an Industrial Property Law by virtue of Royal Decree no. 67 of 2008. This law will replace the existing law but will only be effective in the country once the related implementing regulations are issued. Implementation is not ...
Oman: Trademark Features of the New Law - What are the Major Changes?
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Omani government has recently approved an Industrial Property Law by virtue of Royal Decree no. 67 of 2008. This law will replace the existing law but will only be effective in the country once the related implementing regulations are issued. Implementation is not ...
Oman: Class Headings No Longer Acceptable
Saturday, July 19, 2008
In compliance with Article 37 of Law no. 67 of 2008, the Omani Trademark Office announced on July 1, 2008 that trademark applicants can no longer file an application claiming the whole class without specifying the particular goods/services. The Trademark Office will ...
Bahrain: 90-Day Period to Respond to Office Actions
Monday, June 23, 2008
According to a recent notification issued by the Bahraini Trademark Office on June 9, 2008, responses to office actions should be filed within 90 days from receipt of official notice. A 30-day extension period is possible. Prior to that, the period to respond to office ...
Jordan: Legislators Making Changes
Monday, June 23, 2008
Articles 2, 25, and 37 of Jordanian Trademark Law no. 33 of 1952 have recently been amended by virtue of Law no. 15 of 2008. The Law was published in Official Gazette no. 4900 on April 16, 2008 and became effective in the country as of its date of publication. Specifically, ...
Libya: Additional Formalities
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Trademark Office in Libya announced that, starting June 1, 2008, both the power of attorney and the certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register (documents which are required in support of trademark applications in the country), should be further ...
Syria: Boycott Declaration Waived
Monday, June 16, 2008
The requirement for the Boycott of Israel Declaration has been waived for all new filings of national trademark, patent, and industrial design applications in Syria. With this development, it is now possible for all first-time applicants, not listed on the Boycott List, to ...
Syria: Major Updates
Monday, June 16, 2008
SYRIA: July 10, 2008 Deadline to Complete FormalitiesThe Syrian Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) has recently announced that all requirements related to trademark and design applications filed under the regulations of the old law (Decree no. 47 of 1946) should be ...
Syria: July 10, 2008 Deadline to Complete Applications
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The Syrian Patent and Trademark Office has recently announced that all requirements related to trademark and design applications filed under the regulations of the old law (Decree no. 47 of 1946) should be completed before July 10, 2008. Failure to submit missing documents ...