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.

Save the Date: International Conference "Respect for IP Growing from the Tip of Africa"

The International Conference Respect for IP " Growing from the Tip of Africa will take place in Sandton, South Africa, from October 23 to 25, 2018.

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.

EUIPO - European Union Intellectual Property Office

Alicante, 7-8 May 2018 On 7-8 May, the Office will hold its second IP Case Law Conference.

Intellectual Property in a Digital World

This report was prepared by Ernst & young in conjunction with 2011 forum d'Avignon bringing together culture and cultural in industries the d'Avignon assesses economic and social issues, including both social cohesion and job creation.

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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.

Syria: Fifth Circuit to Handle IP Matters

The Fifth Civil Court of First Instance (Fifth Circuit) in Syria recently announced that it will be handling all intellectual property related matters in lieu of the First Circuit, which typically

Call for Papers: Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is pleased to host the 18th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) on August 9-10, 2018.

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