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Digest of Major IP Developments in 2005
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 trademark filing requirements in order to enhance the registration system.
– Lebanon releases the Consumer Protection Law which outlines the general rules concerning the protection of consumers and the safety and quality of goods and services.
– Morocco announces its accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (the UPOV Convention).
– Egypt adopts the 8th edition of the Nice classification of goods and services.
– Dubai Customs sets up a specialist unit for protecting IP rights.
– The Patent Cooperation Treaty enters into force in Libya.
– Bahrain announces its accession to the Madrid Protocol and Patent Law Treaty.
– Syria accedes to the Performances and Phonograms Treaty.
– The Copyright Treaty and the Performances and Phonograms Treaty enter into force inQatar.
– Saudi Arabia becomes the149th member of the WTO.
– The Omani Patent and Trademark Office announces that it would start accepting patent applications for the first time.
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