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Syria: Boycott Declaration Waived

October 13, 2009

Starting September 2009, the requirement for the Boycott Declaration will be waived for all filings of national trademark, patent, and industrial design applications in Syria.

With this development, it is now possible for all first-time applicants, not listed on the Boycott List, to register trademarks, patents, and designs in Syria without having to sign the Boycott Declaration. This new decision will also cover applications that were filed under the new Trademarks, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Models and Designs Law of 2007 (in force as of April 12, 2008), but were kept on hold pending the clearance by the Boycott Office.

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