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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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Kuwait
February 2014

Kuwait – Alyafi IP Group  - The Kuwaiti Trade Mark Office has adjusted a couple of documents required upon filing, whereby starting the 9th of February 2014, all trademark applications submitted to the Kuwaiti TMO have to include the following documents:

  • A duly legalized POA with its
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February 2014

RIYADH – Alyafi IP Group -The Saudi Arabian TMO has started filing all trademark applications electronically and therefore trademark certificates are expected to take between six to eight months for a smooth registration process. The change in the filing system

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Syria
August 2013

Syria – Alyafi IP Group would like to announce that a notification was made by the government of the Syrian Arab Republic, to the general director of WIPO to denunciating Syria from the Madrid Agreement. This denunciation has taken effect since 29th of June 2013.

All international marks

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May 2013

RIYADH – Alyafi IP Group would like to announce that on 3 May 2013, Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 147th Contracting State of the PCT, effective 3 August 2013. Consequently, any international application filed on or after 3 August 2013

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