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Establishing bona fide use in the Middle East and Africa

By Zeina Salameh

The bona fide use requirement in the Middle East and Africa differs significantly from that in the United States. We examine the different evidence that may be considered when challenging an applicant’s use in administrative or court proceedings

The bona fideuse requirement in the Middle East and Africa differs significantly from that in the United States. Beginning with an overview of the statutory provisions on use in the local trademark laws – along with the various procedural contexts in which the issue may arise – this article examines the different evidence that may be considered when challenging an applicant’s use in administrative or court proceedings.

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