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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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