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Kenya Enforces Recordation of IP Rights
Kenya Enforces Recordation of IP Rights for Imports Act From 1 January 2023, Intellectual Property owners wishing to do business in Kenya are required to record their IP rights separately...
OAPI Adopts 12th Edition of Nice Classification
OAPI Adopts 12th Edition of Nice Classification for Trade Marks The OAPI office has confirmed that the 12th edition of the Nice Classification system will be applicable to all trademark filing...
The Republic of Chile Joins the Madrid System
The Protocol will enter into force for Chile on July 4, 2022. Starting July 4, 2022, local brand owners in Chile will start using the Madrid System to protect their trademarks in any of the 126 ter...
Jamaica Joined the Madrid System
Jamaica Joined the Madrid System The Protocol has entered into force for Jamaica on March 27, 2022. Starting March 27, 2022, local brand owners in Jamaica started using the Madrid System&nb...
UAE has issued a new Federal Law
The United Arab Emirates has issued a new Federal Law on Industrial Property, Law No. (11) of 2021, and published on 31 May 2021. The new law covers patents, utility models and industrial designs, ...
The United Arab Emirates Join the Madrid System
The United Arab Emirates Join the Madrid System On September 28, 2021, the Government of the United Arab Emirates deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO Deputy Direc...
Turkey gets 95,373 trademark applications
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received 95,373 trademark applications in the first half of 2021, official figures showed on July 26. Of those, 87,919, or 92.2%, were dom...