Russia: Introduces Service of Accelerated Prosecution of Trademark Applications

The Russian Patent and Trademark Office (RPTO) announced the launch of new service of accelerated prosecution of trademark applications.

Yemen: New Ministerial Resolution on Trademarks

SANA'A - Following the Ministerial Resolution No. 20 of 2018 previously issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Yemen, the Ministry recently issued the new Ministerial Resolution No.

Morocco: Online Issuance of Trademark Certificates

The Trademark Office in Morocco, which is known by its French acronym OMPIC, announced that trademark certificates will be issued electronically as of May 28, 2018.

Iran: Accession to the Locarno Agreement

Iran recently ratified its instrument of accession to the Locarno Agreement, which establishes a classification for industrial designs.

Bahrain: Substantive Examination of Pending Patent Applications

MANAMA - The Patent Office of Bahrain announced that it has started the substantive examination of pending patent applications in Bahrain, as from May 29, 2018.

Palestine: The First Intellectual Property and Trademark Conference

In April 2018, the Palestinian Businessmen Forum and the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy inaugurated the first Intellectual Property and Trademarks Conference, which took place at the Kore

WIPO: Republic of Korea is First to Adopt WIPO's "Artificial Intelligence" - Powered Patent Translation Tool

The Republic of Korea is adopting WIPO's ground-breaking "artificial intelligence"-based translation tool for patent documents, making it the first member state to use WIPO Translate in an importan

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