Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
STA Law Firm
Creativity is the work of art stimulated by the human mind.
Clarke, Modet & Co
A 9 de Junho de 2016 o Kuwait passou a integrar o Sistema Internacional de Patentes, tornando-se o 149º Estado Contratante do PCT. A adesão será efectiva a partir de 9 de Setembro de 2016.
Clarke, Modet & Co
On June 9, 2016, Kuwait confirmed its membership to the PCT, becoming the PCT Contracting State 149. It will be effective from September 9, 2016.
Clyde & Co
After almost 30 years of waiting, the GCC Trade Mark Law has been implemented, and is now in force in one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states – Kuwait.
Al Adwani Law Firm
It is natural for trademark owners to be vigilant about effective Intellectual Property Rights enforcement in Kuwait.
KISCH IP
Nigeria is one of Africa's most prosperous, and fastest growing, economies.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Copyright Society of Nigeria is the sole collecting society licensed by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to manage the rights and the repertory of musical works belonging to its member-artistes
Fred-Young & Evans
PCT or Conventional Patent is a Patent application that had been registered in another country before.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (the Applicant at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and...
Fred-Young & Evans
In Nigeria, for a trade mark to be registered, it must contain or consist of at least the name of a company, individual, or firm, represented in a special or particular manner...
Al Tamimi & Company
On 25th July 2017, the Royal Decree No. 33 of 2017 promulgating the Law of Trademarks for the GCC States ("GCC Trademarks Law") was issued in Oman, and it came directly into effect after its publication.
Clyde & Co
Oman has implemented the GCC Trade Mark Law with effect from 31 July 2017.
Al Tamimi & Company
The Omani Patent Office recently issued an administrative decision which addresses three issues: substantive examination, annuity payments and the term of patent protection in Oman.
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)
Dennemeyer Group
South Africa has a depository patent system, which means that patent applications made to the South African patent office are merely examined for compliance with the requisite formalities...
KISCH IP
Counterfeit is an ongoing problem but never more prevalent than during the festive season. And, with our struggling economy, we expect to feel it even more this year.
KISCH IP
If life were to hand you lemons, just for a minute, imagine what you would do. Some may reach for the tequila, whilst many would make lemonade.
KISCH IP
A soliloquy in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet once posed a vitally important question which can be applied when weighing up the importance of a name and trade mark.
KISCH IP
This is the kind of case that makes the lives of intellectual property attorneys really interesting.
Dennemeyer Group
The GCC, although still far from the detailed law and practice available in Europe (or one of the other four IP five jurisdictions), is continuously progressing towards a modern patent system.
STA Law Firm
Have you ever bumped into someone when walking on the street because you were using your phone?
STA Law Firm
"Computers will overtake humans with Artificial Intelligence within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure that computers have goals aligned with ours."
Al Tamimi & Company
App development is a flourishing industry across the Middle East. We are regularly approached by clients seeking legal advice on issues relating to app development.
Clyde & Co
A new UAE law (Cabinet Decision No. 3 of 2017), has confirmed that the late filing of Powers of Attorney before the Trade Mark Office is no longer permitted.
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One of the important focuses of Dubai Economy (DE) was highlighted during an informative session convened by Dubai Economy with various national business councils in Dubai recently.
Al Tamimi & Company
For the pharmaceutical industry and for governmental regulators, counterfeit medications remain a top concern not only in the MENA region, but globally.
Dennemeyer Group
The GCC, although still far from the detailed law and practice available in Europe (or one of the other four IP five jurisdictions), is continuously progressing towards a modern patent system.
Dennemeyer Group
According to Wipo's latest published statistics for the year 2015, the entire African continent collectively was the recipient of approximately 0.5 percent of the world's patent filings in that year.
Fred-Young & Evans
In Nigeria, for a trade mark to be registered, it must contain or consist of at least the name of a company, individual, or firm, represented in a special or particular manner...
KISCH IP
In almost all industries there are certification processes to ensure that goods and services are of a high quality.
ENSafrica
Owners of trade marks in Mozambique should take heed of recent developments in IP rights in the country.
STA Law Firm
"Computers will overtake humans with Artificial Intelligence within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure that computers have goals aligned with ours."
ENSafrica
The worlds of celebrity and IP intersect with surprising frequency.
ENSafrica
There's an interesting trade mark case brewing in Australia, one that has some useful trade mark lessons.
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