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UAE:10th Edition Adopted

February 27, 2013

The UAE Trademark Office has recently shifted its trademark classification system from the 9th edition to the 10th edition of the Nice International Classification for Goods and Services, which entered into force on January 1, 2012 and applies to new applications only.

Following these changes, the country classification in our region is now as follows:

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Country

Nice Edition Adopted

Algeria

10th

Bahrain

10th

Cyprus

10th

Egypt

10th

Gaza

 8th

Iraq

7th with local sub- classification

Jordan

10th

Kuwait

8th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32 and pork meat in class 29 can not be registered

Lebanon

10th

Libya

8th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, as well as Christmas trees and related products in class 28 can not be registered

Morocco

10th

Oman

10th

Qatar

7th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32 and pork meat in class 29 can not be registered

Saudi Arabia

10th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29 and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 can not be registered

Sudan

8th; Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 can not be registered

Syria

10th

Tunisia

10th

United Arab Emirates

10th; Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 can not be registered

West Bank

8th

Yemen

8th; Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 can not be registered

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