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Bahrain: GCC Customs Union Approved
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The government of Bahrain has recently approved the country's accession to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Customs Union which was launched by the GCC Supreme Council in its 23rd summit held in Qatar on the 21st and 22nd of December 2002. In this scope, the government of ...
Bahrain: GCC Customs Union Approved
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The government of Bahrain has recently approved the country's accession to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Customs Union which was launched by the GCC Supreme Council in its 23rd summit held in Qatar on the 21st and 22nd of December 2002. In this scope, the government of ...
Lebanon: Establishing an IT and IP Rights Law Enforcement Office
Saturday, April 1, 2006
In the scope of the Lebanese government's continuous efforts to deter Intellectual Property theft, an Information Technology and Intellectual Property Rights Law Enforcement Office was established as a new section within the judiciary police department which falls under the ...
Iraq: From 15 to 10 Years
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Pursuant to order No. 80 issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority on April 26, 2004 amending the Trademarks and Descriptions Law No. 21 of 1957 (renaming it Trademark and Geographical Indications Law), the Iraqi Trademark Office has announced the reduction of the ...
Digest of Major IP Developments in 2005
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
- Bahrain adopts the 8th edition of the Nice classification of goods and services. - Saudi Arabia implements new border measures for the protection of IP rights. - Yemen adopts the 8th edition of the Nice classification of goods and services. - Qatar amends the ...
West Bank: Automating the Trademark Filing System
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
On February 1, 2006, the Patent and Trademark Office launched a new system to file trademark applications electronically. This new system allows applicants to fill out an electronic application form, check and review it for accuracy and precision, and then submit it ...
Qatar: Accelerated Trademark Registration Procedures
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The Trademark Office in Qatar has recently modified some of its registration practices in an attempt to enhance its operations and to provide applicants with an adequate intellectual property rights registration system. The new practices include the following: 1. All ...
Morocco: New Industrial Property Law
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The current law on the protection of Industrial Property (Law No. 17-97) concerning trademarks, patents of invention, topographies of integrated circuits, industrial designs and models, and geographical indications and appellations of origin has recently been amended in ...
Algeria: 2003 Ordinances in Force
Sunday, January 1, 2006
The implementing decrees No. 05-275 for patents, No. 05-276 for topography of integrated circuits, and No. 05-277 for trademarks issued on August 2, 2005 and published in the Official Gazette No. 54 on August 7, 2005 are now in force. The ordinances related to the above ...