25 Aug 2020

Sound Trademark Enters in “Registrable Trademarks” Arena in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, a sound trademark has been registered in the Kingdom, entering a new IP era in which non-traditional trademarks are ...

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19 Aug 2020

Jordan Activates Regulations of Patent Examination

AMMAN – The Industrial Property Protection Directorate (IPPD), affiliate to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply in Jordan has decided to activate Article 20 of the ...

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14 Aug 2020

Let’s Talk Counterfeit Matters in Kenya

There is no doubt that we are living in an exceptional period of time where “New Normal” has placed a lot of pressure on businesses and individuals to adapt due to the ...

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13 Aug 2020

Lebanon Update: Suspension of IP Office Operations

BEIRUT – The devastating explosion in Beirut's port has left much of the National Office for the Protection of Intellectual Property destroyed, impacting the services ...

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12 Aug 2020

AGIP Reduces Trademark Renewal Fees in Syria

DAMASCUS - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) is committed to clients satisfaction through providing consistently high quality services coupled with the competitive charges. ...

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10 Aug 2020

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Patent Terms Published

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) has recently issued Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary for Patent Terms, which is the sixth in a series of specialized dictionaries conducted by the ...

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29 Jul 2020

New Trademark Official Fees in Cyprus

NICOSIA – As per the new Trade Mark IP Law issued in Cyprus on June 2020, new official fees of trademark services have been adopted by Cyprus Trademark Office. The new ...

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28 Jul 2020

AGIP Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Dubai Customs

DUBAI – Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) has received a certificate of appreciation from Dubai Customs, in recognition of its essential role in safeguarding Intellectual ...

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21 Jul 2020

Patents and Pharmaceutical Marketing

Could patents be used as a marketing tool for a pharmaceutical product?  A lot of inventors in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists for instance, wonder about how to register ...

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20 Jul 2020

AGIP Provides Brand Protection Services in Russia

MOSCOW – Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) provides a full range of trademark services, from complete portfolio management to trademark protection strategies. AGIP office ...

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30 Jun 2020

Italy Opens its National Route for PCT Applications

ROME - The Italian Patent and Trademark Office confirmed that PCT applicants are now able to obtain patent protection in Italy directly via an international PCT application, starting ...

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24 Jun 2020

Saudi Arabia Increases VAT Rate to 15%

RIYADH - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) would like to bring your kind attention towards the increase of VAT rate in Saudi Arabia from 5% to 15% effective July 1, 2020. As ...

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22 Jun 2020

AGIP Reduces Trademark Registration Fees in Syria

DAMASCUS - In the context of providing our clients with high quality services coupled with competitive charges, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) has recently reduced its ...

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17 Jun 2020

Syria Grants an Exceptional Grace Period for Deadlines Falling During Lockdown

DAMASCUS – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection in Syria issued the decision No 1418 granting an exceptional grace period of (15) days starting June 17, 2020 to ...

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09 Jun 2020

USPTO Announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for Certain TM and Service Mark ...

VIRGINIA - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new COVID-19 prioritized examination program for certain trademark and service mark applications, a press ...

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05 Jun 2020

Second Updated Version of TAG-ICT Dictionary Issued

AMMAN - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) has issued the second updated version of TAG-ICT Dictionary, after updating its input and inserting a new set of terms used in daily ...

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31 May 2020

Jordan: Deadline Extensions for Various IP Transactions

AMMAN – The Registrar of Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Designs at the Industrial Property Protection Directorate (IPPD), Ministry of Industry and Trade in Jordan decided to ...

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30 May 2020

Syria Grants an Exceptional Grace Period for Deadlines Falling During Lockdown

DAMASCUS – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection in Syria issued the decision No 1418 granting an exceptional grace period of (15) days starting June 17, 2020 to ...

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28 May 2020

Publication Period Extended in Jordan

AMMAN – Following the resumption of its operations, Jordan Trademark Office (JTMO) announced that the 2-month lockdown imposed in Jordan in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak shall ...

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20 May 2020

Services Needed and Provided by AGIP during Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) has implemented a comprehensive business continuity plan to maintain operations as usual; providing a wide range ...

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05 May 2020

Second Updated Version of TAG-ICT Dictionary Issued

AMMAN - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) has issued the second updated version of TAG-ICT Dictionary, after updating its input and inserting a new set of terms used in daily ...

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01 May 2020

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" Albert Einstein

During the last century, several recessions have impacted the whole world sharing similar devastating consequences but varying in their magnitude. In 2008, the world was hit by an ...

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30 Apr 2020

Message from AGIP Chairman

Dear valued associates, clients and friends, I would like to assure everyone that we are navigating the current COVID-19 storm affecting the whole world with your best interest at ...

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29 Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia to Increase VAT Rate to 15%

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s government announced that it has decided to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 15% starting from July 1, 2020. The new VAT rate will ...

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26 Apr 2020

Egypt: New Patent Applications are Now Accepted Based on Priority

CAIRO – The Patent Office of Egypt announced that it started accepting new patent applications as from April 26, 2020.  Date ...

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20 Apr 2020

KSA Issues Executive Rules for the Compulsory Licensing of Patents

RIYADH – The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) developed new executive rules for the compulsory patent licensing in the KSA, based on its role to regulate, ...

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18 Apr 2020

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" Albert Einstein

During the last century, several recessions have impacted the whole world sharing similar devastating consequences but varying in their magnitude. In 2008, the world was hit by an ...

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17 Apr 2020

AGIP Opens New Office in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), continues to expand its services into new markets and this year, ...

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05 Apr 2020

Second Updated Version of TAG-ICT Dictionary Issued

AMMAN - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) has issued the second updated version of TAG-ICT Dictionary, after updating its input and inserting a new set of terms used in daily ...

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30 Mar 2020

UAE: Reduction in Trademark Fees

ABU DHABI – The Trademark Office in the United Arab Emirates announced that it has reduced the official fees for trademark services provided in the United Arab Emirates. The ...

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