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Lebanon: The Nice Edition Updated
Monday, October 1, 2007
The Lebanese Trademark and Patent Office adopted on October 1, 2007 the 9th Edition of the Nice International Classification of Goods and Services and is now accepting trademark applications for goods and services under the said classification. Prior to that, the  ...
Saudi Arabia: Developing the Tribunal System
Monday, October 1, 2007
By virtue of Royal Decree no. M/78 dated October 01, 2007, Saudi Arabia will re-organize the structure of the country’s court system including that of the Board of Grievances, which mainly administers disputes between the Saudi government and private parties including ...
Qatar: Border Control Measures on the Way
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Qatari Council of Ministers ratified on September 27, 2007 a draft law on Border Measures related to Intellectual Property. The draft law was forwarded to the competent authorities for further review and approval. In general, the draft law is expected to contain ...
Syria: The Hague Agreement in Force Soon
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
By virtue of Legislative Decree no. 404 of 2007, issued on September 26, 2007, the Syrian government announced its approval of the country’s accession to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. Accordingly, the Syrian ...
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 ...