Region: Africa & Middle East

Qatar adopts GCC Trademark Law: what you need to know

The adoption of the GCC Trademark Law will result in some immediate and significant practice changes, including an increase in certain official fees.

21 July 2023

Jehad Al Hassan

Featured in WTR Global Leaders 2023

19 July 2023

Important announcement: trademark reservation now possible

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has recently restarted the process to allow trademark owners to ‘reserve’ their marks.

18 July 2023

BYD or Tesla – who has a more robust filing strategy?

Data analysis reveals stark differences – and some similarities – in trademark filing activity at the world’s biggest electric vehicle makers.

11 July 2023

Asia dominates global trademark filing trends

Featured in WTR Special Report Q2 2023: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: A guide to strategically navigating the evolving landscape

04 July 2023

The future of trademarks in Iran: what you need to know

Although Iran's trademark legal framework currently presents limitations and inconsistencies, efforts have been made to protect IP rights.

29 June 2023

“A significant breakthrough”: landmark decision on retailer liability opens new avenues for brand owners in Israel

A landmark ruling in Israel could help rights holders seek greater compensation and sets a precedent for retailer liability in trademark infringement disputes.

15 June 2023

Confusion is possible between similar trademarks applied to prescription-only medicines

Confusion may still occur where similar marks are applied to pharmaceutical products prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacists.

05 June 2023

Libyan trademark office resumes operations; UAE simplifies renewal process; Yokohama Rubber counterfeits success – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at JACK AND VICTOR winning UKIPO approval despite pushback from Jack Daniel’s, and much more.

30 May 2023

The BMX case: can a trademark registration be cancelled due to bad-faith use?

The decision highlights that the registrar has the authority to cancel a registered trademark due to use in bad faith based on the Paris Convention.

23 May 2023

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