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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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July 2016
المملكة المتحدة في 23 حزيران 2016 – استفتاء شعبي لصالح خروج المملكة المتحدة من عضوية الإتحاد الأوروبي

United Kingdom on 23 June 2016 - The public decision was to leave the EU.

The important points that arise on the effect of this decision on IP rights are as below:

  • The outcome of this decision has no effect on the UK national IP Rights nor on all the registrations that were
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Yemen
June 2016

The Ministerial Resolution No. 239 for 2011 in Yemen, which is related to the classification system administered for trademark registrations in Yemen, has received a recent amendment.

It has been decided that trademark registrations in which the class includes the class header are not to

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Bahrain
May 2016

Bahrain – Alyafi IP Group would like to announce that ministerial decree No. 3263 was published on 26-May-15, and highlighted changes in procedural and financial matters relating to trademark processes in Bahrain. The law was effective starting from date of published, and is retro-active,

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March 2016

Starting from March 2016, all trademark renewal applications filed in KSA - Saudi Arabia will be filed using the online filing system. With this update, comes an increase in publication fees, to SAR3,000 equivalent to USD822 dollars, in line with the previous increases applied when trademark

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Tunisia
April 2016

Tunisia is finally implementing the regulations of the agreement signed in Munich on July 3, 2014 between EPO President and Tunisian Minister of Industry, related the validation of European patents for Tunisia.

According to the agreement, European patents validated in Tunisia, will have

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April 2016

The Ministerial Resolution No. 137 for 2016 in UAE is a stepping stone towards achieving the Emirati strategy and vision to see the UAE emerge as one of the world’s top countries in the area of intellectual property rights protection by 2021, and raise public awareness of the importance of IPR

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March 2016

The Saudi Arabian Patent Office has issued amended Implementing Regulations to the Law of Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties and Industrial Design.  The Implementing Regulations came into effect on 19 December 2015, and they include a number of significant changes

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Egypt
February 2016

Decree 43 - 2016

Cairo –Alyafi IP Group - The ministry of trade and industry issued decree 43-2016 concerning the creation of a record at the GOEIC (General Organization for Export and Import Control) for all factories and companies that export specific products to The

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