We wish to bring to your urgent attention that there is a recent jurisdictional update issued by the Sudanese Trademark Office that the committee of the appeal attached to the trademark Office has been dissolved and the implementation stipulated by the article 16 (2) of the Sudanese IP Law No. 8 year 1969 will be enforced from now on which states the following:
Registrar’s Authority To Refuse, Accept, Amend Or Modify Application For Registration.
- The Registrar may refuse the application for the registration of a trademark or may accept it absolutely or subject to conditions, amendments, or modifications, or to such limitations, if any as to mode or place of use or otherwise as may think fit to impose subject to the Provisions of this Act.
- Any refusal by the Registrar to register a mark or any condition, amendment, modification or limitation imposed by him shall be subject to appeal to the Court.
In light of the above, it is now mandatory to file an appeal before the Court through a Lawyer for any refusal to register a mark or any condition, amendment, modification or limitation imposed by the Registrar. The said regulations will also be applicable to international trademarks filed through the Madrid System.
In the same connection, kindly note that the new regulation will be applied retroactively for any trademarks currently under appeal with the Trademark Office and not yet processed by the Dissolved Committee of Appeal they will be summarily rejected and fresh appeals will have to be pursued through competent courts under this jurisdiction.
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