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Syria: Accession to the Hague Agreement
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization welcomed the deposit of the instrument of accession of Syria to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs on February 07, 2008. The agreement entered into force in ...
Oman: New IP Laws Soon
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Oman has recently introduced an Industrial Property Rights Law by virtue of royal decree no. 67 of 2008, issued on May 12, 2008, as well as a Copyright Law by virtue of royal decree no. 65 of 2008, issued on May 4, 2008. Of course, these laws will replace the existing laws ...
INTA: 130th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The International Trademark Association (INTA) held its 130th annual meeting in Berlin, Germany from May 17 till May 21, 2008. More than 8000 trademark professionals from more than 130 countries took advantage of five days of educational programs, committee meetings, ...
Yemen: Accession to the Berne Convention
Friday, May 16, 2008
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization welcomed the deposit of the instrument of accession of Yemen to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works on April 14, 2008. The said International Convention will enter into ...
Iraq: Revised Classification
Friday, May 16, 2008
The Iraqi Trademark Office has recently revised its local sub-classification of goods and services with updates mainly involving class headings 35 and 42. Class 35 was revised by merging sub-classes 35-b and 35-c into one sub-class 35-b (business management; business ...
Bahrain: Notification Period of Refusal Extended
Monday, April 28, 2008
Bahrain has announced that, as of March 7, 2008, the time limit to notify a refusal of protection has been extended from one year to 18 months. This change is part of the deposit being made by Bahrain of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid ...
Jordan: The Battle against Pharmaceutical Counterfeits Begins
Monday, April 28, 2008
During a recent conference organized by the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) in Amman, the Jordanian government announced plans to fight pharmaceutical counterfeits. The event, which gathered officials and representatives from the public and private sectors, was ...
India: Device Search Now Possible
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Indian Trade Mark Office has started conducting the device search while previously the only search that could be conducted was a word mark search. The device search can be conducted for devices described in tangible form for example: "Cat Device", "Device of Joker" or ...
Jordan: JPTO Amends Patent Protection Term and Annuities Calculation
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Jordanian Patent Office has recently amended the patent protection term to be 20 years calculated from the patent’s filing date, in order to be in line with Article 4bis of the Paris Convention. Consequently, the date of grant is the same as the date of filing ...