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1)- UAE, Yemen and Algeria-- Renewal of the declaration related to Articles II and II of the Paris Act (1971) Appendix
Sunday, 31 August 2014
UAE, Yemen and Algeria-- Renewal of the declaration related to Articles II and II of the Paris Act (1971) Appendix On 11 July 2014, United Arab Emirates (UAE) presented a notification to WIPO renewing the declaration of 14 April 2004 related to Article II (non-exclusive licenses for translation) and Article III (non-exclusive licenses for reproduction) of the Appendix to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
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2)- Saudi ArabiaŚNew requirement for filing a complaint before KSA customs
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Saudi Customs issued circular No. 43/736 of 29.06.2014 addressed to all partners in combating commercial fraud and protecting Intellectual Property (consulting firms which have a Memorandum of Understanding), amending the requirements to file complaint.
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3)- Yemen- Increase in the publication Fees
Saturday, 2 August 2014
In compliance with Ministerial Decision No. 105 of 2014, the official publication fees in respect of all services related to trademarks, Patents and designs publication fees in Yemen have been increase.
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4)- The UAE Trademark Office issued circular NO. 03/2014
Saturday, 24 May 2014
The UAE Trademark Office issued circular NO. 03/2014 stipulating the following new amendments in the examination procedures with effect as of 1st June 2014:
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5)- New Regulations at UAE Trademark Office
Thursday, 15 May 2014
UAE Trademark Office issued a circular 03/2014 stipulating new amendments in the examination procedures and which will be effective as of 1st June 2014
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6)- UAE Trademark Office- POA regulations
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Following our circular dated 31st April 2014, regarding the submission of the legalized POA at the time of filing application and opposition,
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7)- SMAS-IP is participating in INTA's 136th Annual Conference in Hong Kong
Monday, 31 March 2014
SMAS-IP is participating again in the 136th Annual INTA Conference which will be held in Hong Kong from the 10th till the 14th of May, 2014. The team will be available throughout the days of the meeting to meet colleagues and answer all the clients and partners inquiries.
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8)- UAE Trademark Office- POA regulations
Sunday, 30 March 2014
This is to advise that effective from 1st April 2014, the UAE Trademark Office will not accept any new filings without submitting the original Power of Attorney sufficing the legalization requirements.
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9)- Cooperation between Oman and Dubai Customs
Friday, 28 February 2014
Dubai Customs has discussed areas of coop-eration with their Omani counterpart as part of their mutual efforts to enhance trade within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Customs Union.
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10)- MoU signed by UAE Ministry of Economy and Korean Intellectual Property Office seeking to strengthen cooperation in IP
Thursday, 27 February 2014
The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Seoul-based Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) seeking to strengthen cooperation in protecting Intellec-tual Property; mainly regarding Patent Examination and setting up a team of Examiners in UAE Patent Office.
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11)- New Regulations and Procedures for Patents in Bahrain
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
After its accession to the Hague Agreement, legalization of documents by Apostille is now acceptable to the Bahrain Patent Office
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12)- Increase of the official publication in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Effective from 14th January 2014, new official publications fees for trademark filing will be implement-ed. The Saudi Trademark Office has raised the official fees substan-tially from US$270 to US$800 per application. The TMO has earlier this year launched the on-line publi-cation.
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