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U.A.E. – Increase of IP Official Fees by 100% Starting May 29, 2015

The Cabinet Ministers of UAE announced the increased of official fees for a wide range of services provided by the Ministry of Economy including all IP related official fees by 100%. The said increase will take effect starting May 29, … Continue reading

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QATAR – PCT National Phase Fees Must include Annuity Fees as of the Int’l Filing Date

The Intellectual Property Office in Qatar issued notification stating that Annuity fees must be paid along with the filing fees for all new Patent Applications filed under the PCT. Annuities will be calculated as of the International filing date and … Continue reading

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BOTSWANA – Industrial Property Act comes into Effect

The new Industrial Property Act 2010 just came into effect onSeptember 1, 2012. Some of the mail elements of the Law are: PATENTS PCT applications are now possible since its accession to the Treaty in 2003. Utility Models are now … 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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GCC – Patent Annuities for 2007

The payment of Annuities fees for GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Patents and National Patents, whether registered or pending, will be due on January 1, 2007. Payments can be made, without penalties, up to March 31, 2007. A grace period of … Continue reading

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BAHRAIN – Annuity Payments For Old Patents & Utility Models

Subsequent to the issuance of decision No. 54 of 2006 published in the Official Gazette No. 2738 on May 10, 2006, which stipulated the issuance of the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 1 of 2004 in respect of Patents and … Continue reading

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VIETNAM – New Intellectual Property Law

The Vietnam National Assembly has passed a Law on Intellectual Property which came into force on July 1, 2006. Accordingly, all the Intellectual Property regulations, which were formerly stipulated in the Vietnamese Civil Code or other legal documents, are now … Continue reading

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MOROCCO – Enhancement of Trademark Law

A new Moroccan Law No. 31-05 was approved by the Parliament and published in the Official Gazette No. 5397 of February 20, 2006. The new law extends protection to patents for invention, layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits, industrial designs and … Continue reading

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OMAN – Filing Patent Applications Accepted

The Omani Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that it began accepting filing of patent applications in Oman effective as of December 17, 2005. This filing became possible due to the issuance of the schedule of official charges for patent … Continue reading

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