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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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Patent
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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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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