Kuwait has recently completed the amendment of various local commercial laws in preparation for the future talks on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States of America. On the intellectual property front, these discussions will promote the establishment of a solid legal framework for intellectual property holders, more transparent and efficient customs procedures, and greater transparency in government and commercial regulations. Currenlty, Kuwait has a robust Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the USA, signed in February 2004. Briefly, a TIFA is the first step toward an FTA providing the framework for the bilateral discussions.
Major IP Clauses of the FTA
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