European Patents to be Validated in MoroccoMarch 1, 2015
Venezuela Official Fee IncreaseMay 15, 2015
- Trademark registrations are valid for 10 years from filing date and are renewable for 10 year periods. For late renewals there is a six month grace period.
- Trademarks may be cancelled if the mark has not been in use for a period of five consecutive years following registration.
- When registering a trademark across each of the six GCC countries you must file a separate national trademark application for each. Official fees will vary for each trademark office.
- Official fees have increased considerably in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and UAE; Bahrain and Qatar are expected to increase as well.