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  • 21/Dec/2016

DJIBOUTI JOINS PATENT COOPERATION TREATY [PCT] AS THE 150TH MEMBER STATE


WIPO welcomes the accession of its 150th member state – Djibouti, to the Patent Cooperation Treaty [PCT] on June 23 2016. The Minister delegate to the Ministry of Economy and Finance in charge of Trade, SMEs, Handicrafts and Tourism, Mr. Hassan Houmed Ibrahim deposited the country& ... [Read More]

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  • 21/Dec/2016

UTPS: ENSURING IP PROTECTION


The protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights has become one of the most contentious issues in global commerce. Much of the traditional growth and development of countries in the Middle East over the past 30 years or so has come from oil and gas revenues. The main areas ... [Read More]

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  • 21/Dec/2016

ARABIC TRANSLITERATION OF TRADEMARKS


Use and consequential infringement of rights in local languages had always been a challenge for trademark rights holders across the world. Same is the case in the Middle East where most of the multinationals adopt transliteration of their famous marks in Arabic language to cater to the l ... [Read More]