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Syria: A New Law is Born
Monday, March 12, 2007
A new law (Law no. 8 of 2007) on Trademarks, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Models and Designs was approved by the Syrian People’s Assembly on March 06, 2007 after being ratified earlier by the Council of Ministers on June 06, 2006. The bill was then ...
Yemen: Accession to the Paris Convention
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization welcomed the deposit of the instrument of accession of Yemen to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property on November 15, 2006. The said International Convention will enter into force ...
GCC: A Glance at the New Trademark Law
Thursday, February 1, 2007
The Gulf Cooperation Council GCC announced at the end of the 27th summit of the GCC’s Supreme Council, held in Saudi Arabia on December 9 and 10, 2006, the approval of a unified GCC Trademarks Law, which will enter into force on December 10, 2006 but will only be ...
Algeria: Increase in Official Fees
Monday, January 1, 2007
The Algerian government has recently revised the official fees schedule in connection with the registration of trademarks and designs.By virtue of Article no. 111, recently published in the local Official Gazette no. 85 dated December 27, 2006, the official fees for most ...
The Ninth Edition of the Nice Classification
Monday, January 1, 2007
The ninth edition of the Nice International Classification of Goods and Services will be in force starting January 1, 2007. It is worth noting that the Nice classification is continuously revised and a new edition is published every five years. Accordingly, the 10th edition ...
Digest of Major IP Developments in the Middle East & Africa in 2006
Sunday, December 31, 2006
- Bahrain issues new intellectual property laws on the protection of trademarks, trade secrets, patents and utility models, geographical indications, copyrights and related rights.- The Bahraini Patent Office announces that it would start accepting patent ...
Jordan: Regional Anti-Counterfeiting Forum
Saturday, December 16, 2006
The Association for the Protection of Industrial Property in the Middle East and North Africa APPIMAF, in cooperation with the Jordan Intellectual Property Association JIPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, organized an anti-counterfeit forum in Amman, ...
United Arab Emirates: Dubai Border Measures - Alive and Kicking
Friday, December 1, 2006
Border measures are always a key tool in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy and a critical element of a successful intellectual property enforcement system. So in the scope of its continuous efforts to create competent border enforcement measures and to provide ...
Jordan: Record Your Marks at Customs
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The Jordanian Customs (JC) has recently announced that it will only notify the parties that have recorded their validly registered trademarks with the JC of the incidents of suspected goods that have been withheld at the country’s border points.The JC currently ...