GCC TM Law

GCC TM Law

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trademark Law and its impact on current Saudi Trademark law and practice

For the past 20 years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had been working on a regional unified trademark law. The law was eventually concluded in 2007. The government of Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia have announced their approval of the GCC trademark law but the law has still not entered into force in the said countries. According to the Commercial Cooperation Committee (comprising the Trade Ministers of GCC member states), the GCC trademark law will come into force after six months of publishing the implementing regulations. The expected date for publishing implementing regulations of GCC trademark law is not known yet.

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