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SFDA adds requirement for mandatory registration of certain health and herbal products in Saudi Arabia
GAZA: Official publication fees to be applicable for all post registration actions including the change of agent name and address
GCC Anti-commercial Fraud Law updates in Oman and Kuwait
Egypt: New Customs Law for Pre-registration of Shipments
Saudi Arabia, South Korea: Joint IP Strategy Program between the two Countries
United Arab Emirates- DIFC Announces Enactment of Intellectual Property Regulations
EU: India and Pakistan in basmati rice battle at the European Union,
UAE: Customs Departments efforts in protecting consumers and Intellectual Property Rights
UAE: Update on Trademark Gazette Publication
Kuwait: Launches Online Platform for Patent Applications
Saudi Arabia: SAIP Patent search engine is all set and noticeable efforts in protecting IP rights
UAE- LATE FILING OF POWER OF ATTORNEY WHILE FILING TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS IN UAE
SAUDI ARABIA: THE PENALTIES FOR TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITING AND THE AUTHORITIES’ EFFORTS TO COMBAT INFRINGEMENT
UAE: AJMAN POLICE SEIZED COUNTERFEIT GOODS WORTH AN ESTIMATED AED 30 MILLION (APPROXIMATELY USD$ 8,167721)
QATAR: DRAFT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELATED LAW APPROVED
UAE: WAIVING OF FEES RELATED TO PLANT VARIETIES PROTECTION IN THE UAE
SAUDI ARABIA: NICE NOTIFICATION NO. 139: NICE AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE REGISTRATION OF MARKS- ACCESSION BY THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Oman: Online Filings for Trademark with an increased fee
Saudi Arabia: Recent changes related to Saudi country code (ccTLD) domain names (.sa) and (.السعودية) “.ALSUADIAH” in Arabic
United Arab Emirates: Late Filing of the Legalized Power of Attorney for Trademark Applications and Priority Document
Kuwait: Substantive Examination of Patents
PAKISTAN: PAKISTAN HAS JOINED THE MADRID SYSTEM
UAE: EXPECTED INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LAW
OMAN: RATIFICATION OF LISBON AGREEMENT
EGYPT: MERGING OF TRADEMARK AND PATENT RELATED AUTHORITIES
USA: REFORMS WITH REGARD TO US TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
BRAZIL: ACCEPTANCE OF E-SIGNED AGREEMENTS
GCC: NEW PATENT FILINGS
TURKEY: FINES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS DUE TO INCOMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA LAW
SOUTH KOREA: IMPOSING PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN CASE OF BREACH OF TRADEMARK AND DESIGN RIGHTS
USA: INCREASE IN OFFICIAL FEES CONCERNING TRADEMARKS
UAE: REVISION OF RULES WITH REGARDS TO FOREIGN OWNERSHIP
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI ARABIA AUTHORITY FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTRODUCES SERVICE FOR COLLECTIVE MARKS
CYPRUS: AMENDMENT OF TRADEMARK LAW
TURKEY: REGULATIONS WITH REGARDS TO SOCIAL NETWORKS
SAUDI ARABIA: FIRST CERTIFICATE OF A SOUND TRADEMARK
Understanding Intellectual Property around AI-related Innovations
SAUDI ARABIA: BLOCKING OF 231 WEBSITES DUE TO VIOLATION OF REGULATIONS
SAUDI ARABIA: INCREASE IN VAT
COVID-19 Update: Provision of Late Filing of Patent Applications in Egypt
COVID-19 Update: Provision of Late Filing of Patent Applications in Oman
QATAR: NEW INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LAW
Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Update
UAE Reduction of Trademark Fees
COVID-19 Virus OUTBREAK: UTPS Operations Continue As Usual
INDIA: GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MAJOR AMENDMENTS IN MANUAL OF PATENT OFFICE PRACTISE AND PROCEDURE
UK: BREXIT
INDIA: PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PROGRAM WITH JAPAN
BULGARIA: NEW LAW ON TRADEMARKS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS
MALAYSIA: TRADEMARK ACT UPDATE
Vietnam, Samoa and Israel Join the Hague Agreement
MAURITIUS: The industrial Property Act of 2019
SOUTH AFRICA: SUSPENSION OF OFFICIAL FEE INCREASE FOR PATENTS AND DESIGNS
INDIA: ESSENTIAL CHANGES IN INDIAN PATENT RULES
USA: NEW TRADEMARK RULE ANNOUNCEMENT
OMAN: SUBMISSION OF EXAMINATION REQUEST AS TO PATENTS FORMALLY ACCEPTED IN 2018
SULTANATE OF OMAN: FULFILLMENT OF THE PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO TRADEMARKS
CHINA: CHANGE IN LAW ABOUT MALICIOUS REGISTRATION AND TRADEMARK MISUSE
TURKEY: EXTENTION OF DEADLINE FOR COMPULSORY REGISTRATION BEFORE DATA CONTROLLER REGISTRY
PALESTINE: UPDATES IN TRADEMARK FILING
CYPRUS: ONLINE SERVICES FOR TRADEMARKS
EGYPT: POSSIBLE OFFICIAL FEE INCREASE BY EGYPTIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE
Trademark Use – Redefined
MALAYSIA: REVISION OF TRADEMARK LAW
USA: ADJUSTMENT OF 295 PATENT FEES BY USPTO
Impact of Shari'a on Intellectual Property laws
TUNISIA: RADICAL INCREASE IN ALL IP RELATED FEES
JORDAN: NEW PATENT REGULATION IN FORCE
EGYPT: IMPOSITION OF VAT ON IP MATTERS
UAE: NEW UPDATE WITH REGARDS TO IP CHARGES AND FEES
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