Region: Africa & Middle East

Don't miss out: help us choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

WTR and IAM are looking for the icons of the industry to induct into the IP Hall of Fame. As part of our research process, we need your nominations.

29 February 2024

Recent UAE laws provide robust infringement and counterfeit combatting regime

We unpick the trademark implications of two laws that have come into force in the United Arab Emirates in the past two years.

19 February 2024

Recurring issues and delays at the Trademark Registry - why stakeholder confidence is being eroded

It is crucial that the registry takes some steps to address the failings of the current online filing platform.

19 February 2024

Brand protection at the UAE border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next part of our regular series on strategies to combat fakes at border points, we check in with the United Arab Emirates.

14 February 2024

Procter & Gamble v Momeasy: key takeaways

The decision notably highlights that copyright infringement cannot be established by the registrar in trademark opposition proceedings.

13 February 2024

Icons of industry: help us to choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

WTR and IAM have launched their annual search to identify outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame.

06 February 2024

DUMAX and DULUX - same paint, different colour?

Paint giant Akzonobel, owner of the DULUX mark, successfully asserted infringement under Section 34(1)(c) of the Trademarks Act, which protects against dilution of well-known marks.

30 January 2024

Brand protection at the Egyptian border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In another instalment of our series delving into the intricacies of brand protection at borders and ports across the world, our focus shifts to Egypt.

11 January 2024

New Trademarks Act finally promulgated

Perhaps the most awaited and significant change is that Section 9 allows for a trademark to be registered for either goods or services, in accordance with international standards.

11 January 2024

Yemen cancelling US-owned marks; G7 heads to the metaverse; Syria ups fees – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the Taiwan office offering Japan earthquake applicant relief, Lithuania launching trademark mediation, and much more.

03 January 2024

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