Syria recently announced an increase in publication fees by the ministerial Decision No./2133/ dated on 28/09/2017. The increase in the publication fees effected Trademarks, Industrial designs and Assignment applications), as following: 317% for Syrian individuals. 234% for Syrian companies. 186% for foreign individuals and companies. This official fee increase will be effective as of 15th of…

The Sultanate of Oman has officially enacted the uniformed Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Trademark Law with effect from July 31st, 2017 by Royal Decree number 33 of the year 2017 published in the Official Gazette’s issue number 1204 dated July 30th, 2017. The new regulation, that is yet to be revealed, will define the new…

The Jordanian Council of Ministers approved the Accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on March 3rd 2017. This accession increases the number of Arab Countries which using the PCT System to (14) countries, they are with alphabetical order as following: (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia,…

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