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IIPA Recommendations for 2008: The Numbers are In… Losses are Still High
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) issued its annual recommendations for the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) “Special 301” report, highlighting an increase in trade losses due to copyright piracy in the Middle East and ...
Iran: Design Registration on its Way
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Iran has recently approved a new trademark, patent, and industrial design law, which was forwarded for publication in the country’s Official Gazette. However, the law will only be effective in the country once its implementing regulations are drafted and issued. The ...
Iraq: Trademark Office Issues Certificates
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Iraqi Trademark Office has issued the first certificates of registration for trademarks that have been pending due to the Israeli Boycott. Although declaring compliance with the Israeli Boycott has usually favored the acceptance of applications in Iraq, some ...
Jordan: Establishing an IP Rights Law Enforcement Office
Saturday, February 16, 2008
In the scope of the Jordanian government's continuous efforts to deter intellectual property theft, an Intellectual Property Rights Law Enforcement Office was recently established as a new section within the General Security Department which falls under the supervision of ...
Lebanon: A Website for the Brand Protection Group
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Brand Protection Group (BPG) - Lebanon has recently launched a new website (www.brandprotectiongroup.org), with the main purpose of raising awareness to counterfeit activities in Lebanon and effectively addressing the issue. The BPG - Lebanon was established back in ...
Saudi Arabia: Setting Up a Consumer Protection Association
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia approved on January 12, 2008 the bylaws of a newly-established Saudi Consumer Protection Association by virtue of ministerial resolution no. 2 of 2008. The 21-article bylaws outline the general directives and rulings governing the ...
Communication Disruption
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Our region is currently witnessing an internet connection and landline communication problem. As a result, some of you may be facing some delays while contacting some of our offices, especially our Egypt office. We regret all the delays and assure you that we are ...
UAE: The Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Dubai Customs will organize the fourth global Congress on combating counterfeiting and piracy in Dubai from February 3 to 5, 2008.  This Congress will also be convened by the Interpol, the World Intellectual Property ...
UAE: Signing MOU with France
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The United Arab Emirates and France signed an intellectual property memorandum of understanding (MOU) on January 15, 2008. The purpose of the MOU is to strengthen bilateral cooperation between both countries in the field of intellectual property. This cooperation will be ...