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In our latest round-up, we look at brands risking a boycott for poor ad placement, new plans for the Victoria’s Secret brand, and much more.
14 May 2021
For brand owners that need to protect and enforce their intellectual property in the Persian Gulf, understanding the impact of Sharia law can help to ensure their actions are more effective.
06 April 2020
Some of the world’s biggest events, including the FIFA World Cup, are set to be held in the Middle East in the next few years. In an exclusive guest post, two experts from the region offer insights for international rights holders on brand licensing in the Gulf region.
01 July 2019
In this week’s data report, we examine the state of the trademark market in the Middle East, taking an in-depth look at filing trends in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular.
15 June 2018
Qatar is currently seeking to reinforce its IP protection regime by providing a stronger legal basis for the protection of customer rights, in addition to improving administrative filing systems.
17 April 2018
Qatari trademark authorities have released a new circular on the deadline for paying fees to renew trademark registrations. The authorities appear to have advanced the deadline for paying the fees by one day.
05 October 2017
Qatar has adopted the 11th edition of the Nice Classification. The necessary regulation has yet to be issued, but the Trademark Office will now accept applications in Classes 43, 44 and 45. There is still uncertainty as to how the transition to a 45-class system will proceed. However, in light of this development, brand owners may wish to review their strategies in Qatar.
15 March 2017
The <em class="Alright-italic">bona fide</em> 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
01 March 2016
The official fees to file a trademark application, and have it published and registered in Qatar will increase steeply on July 23. The provisions of Ministerial Decision 47 of March 6 2005 will make the registration process six times more expensive than at present. The new fees will apply to new and pending applications.
13 July 2005
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