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GCC: Strengthening the Patent System
June 7, 2017
The General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China on May 28, 2017. The MOU is aimed at strengthening the patent system and increasing bilateral cooperation between the GCC and China in the field of intellectual property.
With this MOU, the GCC Patent Office exemplifies its continuous commitment to develop and establish a competent regional IP system and demonstrates its awareness of the strategic importance of IP on the member states’ economic development. By way of background, the six GCC countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
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