OAPI: Adopting the Eleventh Edition of the Nice Classification

The African Intellectual Property Organization, better known by its French acronym OAPI, recently adopted the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification, thus replacing the outgoing 10th Edition.

Saudi Arabia: Customs Trademark Recordation and Watch Program

In the scope of their continuous efforts to create competent border enforcement measures and to provide effective protection, the Saudi Customs Authority and SABA local affiliate in Saudi Arabia si


EPO with the support of the epi, this training event has been designed for patent attorneys and IP professionals with experience in filing and prosecuting European patent applications.


We would like to invite you to participate in 11th International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG 2018.

Intellectual Property Rights in the Middle East: A Cultural Perspective

An intentional and purposeful consequence of the West's dominance of international law over the past century has been to remove cultural, ideological, and religious content from the substantive discussion of transnational issues throughout the world. We have built our legal complex in the form of Roland Barthes's modernistic Eiffel Tower.
Barthes describes the Eiffel Tower as enabling a new type of intellectual endeavor: the structuralization of space in a manner that allows no real contact with its content.


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.

Intellectual property protection in China

The concept of Intellectual Property has drawn much more attention in the worldwide arena than before, and the protection of intellectual property all over
the world is now at a dynamic stage of transformation. With the international cooperation on science and technology and the development of economy and trade,
the legal protection of intellectual property is playing a more and more important role in society and is receiving even greater attention worldwide. But in the


Geographical Indications

This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications (GIs), explaining their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for
non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic. While the publication focuses primarily on the protection of GIs as an intellectual
property right, it also addresses the economic and social dimensions of GIs and responds to the questions most frequently raised by policymakers, producers and other


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