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MAURITIUS: THE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ACT OF 2019

In Mauritius, the Intellectual Property Act has been passed by the Mauritius Parliament on July 30, 2019.

The Intellectual Property Act make the Mauritian Intellectual Property (IP) system more reactive to the demands of researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

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INDIA: ESSENTIAL CHANGES IN INDIAN PATENT RULES

In order to boost the economy in India, the government has recently made amendments to the Patent Rules. The rules are placed for the patents filed by small entities, women and government authorities along with encouraging Indian Applicants to file International Patent applications.< ...
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USA: NEW TRADEMARK RULE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has declared a new rule with regards to all foreign based trademark applicants, registrants and parties to the “Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)” actions to be performed by an at ...
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SULTANATE OF OMAN: FULFILLMENT OF THE PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO TRADEMARKS

As per the circular issued by Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Directorate General of Commerce requires that trademark owners accomplish the procedures regarding renewals of trademarks filed before the Omani Trademark Office within 60 (sixty) days as of the ...
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PALESTINE: UPDATES IN TRADEMARK FILING

The Palestinian Trademark Office has issued a new trademark application form in which it is made essential to include the Arabic translation of the application in case it is written in a foreign language.

There are other updates with regards to trademark filing in Palestin ...
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CYPRUS: ONLINE SERVICES FOR TRADEMARKS

The trademark office in Cyprus has upgraded existing online services as of July 15, 2019 for trademarks. The new system introduces improved e-filing and online services respectively.

Also, through the new system, users will benefit from modern, state of the art tools and s ...
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EGYPT: POSSIBLE OFFICIAL FEE INCREASE BY EGYPTIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE

Currently, it is expected that the Egypt Trademark Office will raise the official fees pertaining to the trademark and design prosecution.

The relevant decree has still not entered into force, although the implementation date has been listed as September 5th of ...
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TUNISIA: RADICAL INCREASE IN ALL IP RELATED FEES

The Tunisian Trademark Office has recently announced that there will be a radical increase in all IP related fees as of the beginning of next year.

The IP fees revisions shall cover all steps including filing, renewal, oppositions, publication, cancellation of trademarks a ...
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JORDAN: NEW PATENT REGULATION IN FORCE

Pursuant to Regulation No. 5 of 2019 which has been accepted by His Majesty King Abdullah II, there are modifications which pertain to patent filing and prosecution.

One of the amendments which were outlined in the new regulation is that any third party may review the pate ...
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EGYPT: IMPOSITION OF VAT ON IP MATTERS

The Egyptian Trademark and Industrial Designs Office has recently announced that official fees related to trademark and design matters will be subject to a 14% Value Added Tax (VAT). As per the circular issued by the ITDA (Internal Trade Development Authority) Patent related matters ...
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UAE: NEW UPDATE WITH REGARDS TO IP CHARGES AND FEES

As per the recent decision no. 51 issued by the Cabinet, the Ministry of Economy revoked fees on more than 100 government services and decreased the charges for others among 110 services along with the ones with regards to the intellectual property matters to develop investment envir ...
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UNITED IP TIMES WINTER UPDATE 2017

United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates has been unanimously approved as the newest national group of AIPPI on October 15, 2017. Nevin Jacob Koshy will be serving as one of the Board of Directors in the new UAE national group.

United Arab Emirates has a ...
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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 th ...
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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 t ...
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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 ar ...
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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 coun ...
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