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Kuwait
March 2020

Public-Private Sectors will be closed for a period of two weeks from 12 to 26 March, 2020 and work will resume on March 29 within the framework of confronting the coronavirus spread. According to an official statement from Kuwaiti Government Spokesman Tarik Al-Muzaram

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Gaza - Palestine
March 2020

The trademark office issued a notice that a certified copy of the commercial register (license) of both parties (the opponent and applicant) should be submitted along with an opposition of cancellation action.
This new requirement has not been as of 3-Mar-20, we will keep you apprised of

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Kuwait
December 2019

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait announced an update in collecting the fees for all patent related matters. As per Ministerial Decree and in line with other GCC countries, annuities will be collected between January and March of the year the annuity is due on. Failure to settle

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United Arab of Emirates
October 2019

ABU-DHABI – The government of the United Arab Emirates has issued a notification announcing that a mark accepted after a final decision is issued relating to an opposition or rejection against the said mark, must should be registered within 30 days after the expiry of the time limit for filing

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July 2019

After the dramatic increase in the fees for the trademark registration in UAE which occurred in 2015 and were considered among the highest in the world. The UAE Ministry of Economy has implemented a decrease in fees by 33% for registration and renewal of trademarks, the decrease applies on all

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Egypt
July 2019

On July 4th 2019, the Egyptian Trademark and Industrial Designs Office announced a new Value Added Tax (VAT) law, which stipulates that a 14% VAT is to be added on all official fees, subject to the provisions of the Egyptian VAT Law No. 67/2016 and effective as of the date of the decision. Refer

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Kuwait
December 2018

Minister of Commerce and Industry Mr. Khaled Al-Radwan issued a decree approving the publication of the trademarks through the Ministry’s website in the sector of international organizations and foreign trade.

The resolution No. 687/2018 included the publication of trademarks and all

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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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