As the importance of Intellectual Property grows, the number of Arab countries joining WIPO treaties is increasing each year. During the course of 2013, the following developments took place:

  • Algeria acceded to the WIPO Copyright Treaty which will enter into force on January 31, 2014
  • Tunisia acceded to the Madrid Protocol which entered into force on October 16, 2013
  • Saudi Arabia acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Patent Law Treaty which entered into force on August 3, 2013
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