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Yemen: The New Patent Regulations
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Please find below answers to a list of frequently asked questions regarding the new regulations implementing the patent-related provisions of the Intellectual Property Law of Yemen (Law no. 19 of October 1994). The regulations came into force in the country on July 02, ...
United Arab Emirates: Revised Cigarette Regulations
Monday, September 17, 2007
The government of the United Arab Emirates issued on March 29, 2007 resolution no. 10 of 2007 setting revised standards and requirements for cigarettes that are manufactured from tobacco and prepared by mechanical methods and which are imported and sold in the country. ...
Yemen: A Bitter Pill
Monday, September 10, 2007
Around one million counterfeit tablets of the widely-used GlaxoSmithKline’s PANADOL painkillers were destroyed in Yemen on August 29, 2007. The destruction, considered one of the largest in the region, was attended by delegates from the Yemeni Supreme Board ...
Jordan: Fake Drugs Nightmare
Friday, August 31, 2007
The Jordanian authorities have recently seized a large consignment of counterfeit drugs, used for the treatment of cancer and heart disease. The estimated market value of the seized products is 250,000 Jordanian Dinars (around US $ 353,000). A criminal case against the ...
Kuwait: Weekend Shift
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Kuwaiti government announced that, starting September 01, 2007, the country’s official weekend will shift from Thursday – Friday to Friday – Saturday. Interested parties should make note of this change, especially where there are deadlines.Should you ...
Yemen: A New Scale of Official Fees
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The Yemeni government has introduced the official fees schedule in connection with patent registration and maintenance in the country. By virtue of Ministerial Resolution no. 349 of 2007, issued on August 26, 2007, the new scale of official fees covers the cost of filing up ...
Tunisia: Legislators Chase After Counterfeiters
Friday, August 10, 2007
The Tunisian law enforcement’s ability to combat the importation and the sale of counterfeit goods that violate intellectual property rights was recently strengthened following the amendment of Articles 51 and 52 of Trademark Law no. 36 of 2001. Law no. 50 of 2007 ...
Libya: National Phase PCT Applications
Monday, August 6, 2007
The Patent Office of Libya has recently announced that it will accept PCT applications designating Libya and entering into the national phase.  The Patent Cooperation Treaty came into force in the country back in September 15, 2005, three months after the deposit of ...
Syria: A New Patent and Utility Models Law on its Way
Friday, August 3, 2007
Syria has introduced a new patent and utility models bill which, once effective, will replace the patent-related provisions of existing legislative Decree no. 47 of 1946. The bill was forwarded to the Syrian Council of Ministers for discussion. We will be providing you with ...