14 09, 2017

Updates from Offices – September

By |2017-09-14T14:54:03+03:0014 September 2017|News|

Lebanon: Starting October 1, 2017, the value added tax will increase in Lebanon from 10% to 11%. Please send your application instructions immediately to not effected by the raise. Saudi Arabia: Pursuant to Circular no. 36838 of 2017, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority announced that pharmaceutical companies are now required to provide the [...]

9 08, 2017

New EU trade mark regulation is in force

By |2017-08-09T19:55:29+03:009 August 2017|News|

On 23 March 2016, Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation (the Amending Regulation) entered into force. Among other things, the Amending Regulation changed: the name of the Office to the European Union Intellectual Property Office; the name of the trade mark administered by [...]

17 05, 2017

WIPO 2016 intl. applications statistics

By |2017-08-08T20:41:36+03:0017 May 2017|News|

Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016. Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection. China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual [...]

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