MENA: USTR 301 Special Report

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published the Special 301 Report on April 27, 2018, reviewing global developments on trade and intellectual property.

Abu-Ghazaleh Meets Students of Al-Balqa' Applied University

At the invitation of Al-Balaq' Applied University (BAU), Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh met with students of the Engineering Faculty to talk about the future education.

MENA: Recapping Recent Trademark Updates

With the advent of the INTA Annual Meeting this month, we address recent trademark updates including official fees, procedural changes, e-filing, packaging requirements.

The USPTO Goes to Washington

Last week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its oversight hearing regarding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Afghanistan : Accession to Madrid Protocol

Afghanistan became the 101st member to join the Madrid Protocol on March 26, 2018. The Protocol is expected to enter into force on June 26, 2018.

UAE:Search Goes Online

Given the recent trend in going paperless in the region, the Trademark Office in the United Arab Emirates announced that official searches will be conducted online as of April 21, 2019.

Bahrain: E-Filing of Patents

The Patent Office in Bahrain recently announced that it will begin receiving and processing patent applications in electronic form.

Saudi Arabia: Partnering Up with the EPO

King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology, where the Saudi Patent Office resides, signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Patent Office.

Kuwait: Country Updates

Maps of the Middle East illustrate Kuwait as a small country in the region. But what the country lacks in geographic size, it makes up in economic impact.

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