JAH & Co. IP would like to inform our clients and associates a detailed update on the adoption of new provisions regarding The Ministerial Decree No. 500 regarding the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 13 of the year 2015(GCC LAW).
Kindly note the following:
- Replies to office actions must be filed within 60 days from the date of issue of the refusal;
- Final refusals by the Registrar can be appealed through Appellant Committee within 60 days of notification. Said decision is subject for appeal before the Court within 60 days from issuance;
- Opposition period is now 60 days from the publication date. Previously, while accepted trademarks were published in 3 Gazettes with a 7 day period between each publication, the opposition period was 30 days from the date of the last publication;
- Replying to oppositions must be made within 60 days from the date of notifying the applicant about the opposition;
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