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Syria
October 2017

Syria recently announced a decision No. 2133 effective as from 15 Oct, 2017, to increase the official fees for all intellectual property matters, including trademarks and industrial designs.

According to the decision, they amended the costs for the publication fees related to the current

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Egypt
March 2017

The Egyptian Patent Office issued a decision to increase the official fees for substantive examination.

The decree was effective retroactively as of 13, February 2017.

The official fees will be reviewed annually in accordance with the US Dollar currency exchange variations.

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Saudi Arabia
February 2017

An increase in the official publication fees for trademark recordals in Saudi Arabia has come into force starting 19 February, 2017. Even though this change doesn’t affect the publication fees for registration and renewal of trademarks for foreign applicants, it does affect the official

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Qatar
February 2017

As part of Qatari’s efforts in advancing its Intellectual Property. Starting 12 Feb, 2017, Trademarks applications can be filed under classes

42, 43, 44, 45 which were used to be filed only up to class 42.

No process is currently available that allows the amendment of previously

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Jordan
November 2016
بناء علامة تجارية قوية للحفاظ على سمعة أعمالك

When we think of Jordan, the majestic city of Petra is the first that comes to mind. However, the country has many other regions that are just as fascinating, both culturally, and economically. Zarqa, Jordan’s industrial center, is the third largest governorate in Jordan by population, and is

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Egypt
October 2016

The new Value Added Tax (VAT) law was discussed and approved by the Egyptian Parliament on 31 August 2016, and the law has been published in the Official Gazette taking effect on 8 September 2016.

 

In compliance with the new rules implemented, a 10 % VAT fee will be added on all

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October 2016

As an attempt to expand the role of women in UAE’s society, more than half of the 50 European organizations joining a designation the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking to the United Arab Emirates will be represented by women.

The aim of the trip is to empower business

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October 2016

RIYADH – Alyafi IP Group

In an attempt to make trademark fees in the GCC on the same level, a new Ministerial Decree in Saudi Arabia was issued approving the implementation of the GCC Trademark Law regulations. As a result of the decree, the official fees for trademark related matters

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September 2016

Kim Dotcom (Kim Schmitz), a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, businessman, musician, political party founder, and founder of Mega upload, who resides in New Zealand, has been accused of criminal copyright infringement and a host of other charges, such as money laundering, racketeering and

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UAE
August 2016

The first of its kind in the region ‘Intellectual Property Gateway’ an electronic gateway was launched in Dubai for receiving complaints on trademark infringement through The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection, CCCP, sector in the Department of Economic Development DED’s website.

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