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Saudi Arabia, The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPA) Holds a Workshop Discussing the Basics of its Business Strategy

Saudi Arabia, The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPA) Holds a Workshop Discussing the Basics of its Business Strategy

The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority has held a workshop in Riyadh on Monday morning to discuss and outline SIPA work strategy. The said workshop was attended by representatives of government institutions, intellectual property agents, universities, research centres, technology incubators, innovation-based institutions, small and medium enterprises, industry sector, international companies and world experts, representatives of intellectual p 27 Apr, 2018

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Saudi Arabia, Enforcing Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Enforcing Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché for the MENA region Is celebrating World IP Day 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia IPR Roundtable – Tuesday, April 24, 2018 30 Apr, 2018

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Kuwait now accepting patent applications including national phase PCT applications

Kuwait now accepting patent applications including national phase PCT applications

Kuwait deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT on 9 June 2016, and has became the 149th Contracting State of the PCT. As of 9 September 2016, Kuwait was bound by the PCT. Due to its internal preparation for PCT, Kuwait stopped receiving national patent applications and were advising applicants to file GCC Patent application, to which Kuwait is a member state. On 27 March 2018 Kuwait has formally started accepting patent applications incl 30 Apr, 2018

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United Arab Emirates Launches Online TM Search Request Service

United Arab Emirates Launches Online TM Search Request Service

The UAE Trademark Office has started e-search service for trademarks on 19 April 2018. This online service will further expedite trademark search process without a need for visiting trademark office. Since earlier trademark search is an integral part of trademark protection decisions, this will expedite overall strategy for interested parties. This is part of government policy to switch to complete e-trademark services. 03 May, 2018

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Bahrain Patent Applications Can be Filed Online

Bahrain Patent Applications Can be Filed Online

The GCC countries are in a positive shift from manual to online IP services. After launch of online system for trademark applications earlier, now the Directorate of Industrial Property has launched online filing system for Patents and Industrial Designs as well. This e-service will no doubt make it very convenient for applicants to file applications while maintaining priorities. The time frame required in manual is expected to enhance efficiency 01 May, 2018

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