Tag Archives: Trademark & Patent applications

IRAQ – Trademark Searches Obligatory before Filing Trademarks

As of March 3, 2016, the Iraqi Trademark Office has issued new directives aiming to streamline and expedite the registration process. Below are the new directives: Obligatory search before trademark registration has now been adopted with each class of goods … 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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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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ARMENIA – US-Armenia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)

The US-Armenia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) was established on May 7, 2015 to discuss bilateral trade & investment between the two countries. It is expected that TIFA will enhance opportunities for a serious trade between U.S.A. and Armenia, … 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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CAYMAN ISLANDS – New Trademark & Patent Law

The new Patent & Trademark Law in Cayman Islands became effective on December 7, 2011. The following are some highlights: Registered Agent Required Owners of Trademark & patents can now only transact business with the Registry via a registered agent … Continue reading

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U.A.E. – Doubling the Legalization Fees

The director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in U.A.E. announced that, as of February 1, 2006, the legalization & attestation fees for Intellectual Property matters will be increased. Thus the legalization fees required for Trademark & Patent applications will be … Continue reading

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