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IRAN – Trademark List of Goods/Services Must be Specific

According to the new practice of the Iranian Trademark Office, applicants cannot claim the entire class heading and must select from the pre-approved list of goods/services of the 10th Edition of Nice Classification system. It’s also worth noting that applicants, … Continue reading

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SAUDI ARABIA – Increase in Trademark Renewal Publication Fees

As of March 27, 2016, the Saudi Trademark Office has increased the publication fees for Trademark renewals by 10 folds from 300 SAR to 3000 SAR (US$ 800). The TM Office also indicated that they will no longer require the … Continue reading

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SOUTH KOREA – South Korean-United States Free Trade Agreement

The (KORUS-FTA) is scheduled to be implemented in early 2012 and is expected to bring the following highlights of major upcoming changes: Trademarks – Certification Marks will be allowed. – Sound and scent marks will receive trademark protection. – Requires … Continue reading

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ALGERIA – Colored Scanned Copy of the Power of Attorney is required

The Algerian Trademark Office has recently started to ask for a colored scanned copy of the power of attorney to be submitted along with the application at the time of filing otherwise the application will not be received. The original … Continue reading

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KOSOVO – Establishment of a Trademark & Patent Office

Kosovo, an enclave in Serbia with an Albanian majority, is presently jointly governed by Provisional Institutions of Self-Government and the UN Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The future of the province is set to be determined by the end … Continue reading

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