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Libya
February 2021
العلامات التجارية في ليبيا – إلغاء فترة السماح للتجديدات المتأخرة

The new Libyan Minister of Economy has issued decision No. 184 relating to trademarks. The decision issued was to cancel the former Minister of Economy’s decision No. 201 of 2018 which provided brand owners with an additional grace period to renew trademarks beyond the legal grace period due to

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International
April 2021
اليوم العالمي للملكية الفكرية، الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة والملكية الفكرية: نقل أفكارك إلى السوق

WIPO has announced the topic of the next World Intellectual Property Day celebrated each year on the 26th of April, to promote and spread the role of Intellectual Property that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

For the year 2021, the topic

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
January 2021

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - In its 41st meeting on 5 January 2021, the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has approved the amended GCC Patent Law (Regulation). The significant change is that the GCC Patent Office (GCCPO) will cease the unified patent filing system for the GCC’s six

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Saudi Arabia
November 2020
المنتدى العالمي لتحديات الملكية الفكرية بالمملكة العربية السعودية

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Oman
September 2020

With effect 17th September 2020, the Trademark office in Oman has revised the total official charges for filing a trade mark in one class and has requested full official fees be settled at the time of filing in a single payment. This amount is for all the charges up to the issuing of the final

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Lebanon
August 2020

Lebanon – The Lebanese trademark office will be closed for 2 weeks, extendable, due to the destruction and serious damage that has been inflicted the office after Beirut’s port explosion.

We remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information -

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Oman
May 2020

The Government of Oman has decided that the Health Lockdown will be lifted and Government offices will resume their duties with 50% staff. The Trademark and Patent offices will start functioning officially from Sunday the 31st of May 2020. Accordingly our office also will resume duties.

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Arabic Countries
May 2020

ALGERIA
Q: Is the IP office Operational?
A: 2-3 Hours per day
Q: Can we file applications?
A: Yes
Q: Can we delay submission of documents?
A: Yes
Q: Can we file oppositions?
A: NA
Q: Are deadlines postponed?
A: Yes*
Q: Official

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Jordan
May 2020

Due to the COVID pandemic and the closure of the trademark office in line with best practices, the ministry of industry trade and supply has postponed opposition deadlines for all official gazettes published since 19-Dec-19 to ensure IP rights are respected. Deadlines have been postponed in a

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