Trademark Office trials online system
From September 13 to 19 2015 several trademark agents had the opportunity to beta test the Trademark Office's new online system by filing a limited number of trademark applications and renewals. The Trademark Office welcomed feedback on the system so that final tweaks can be made before implementation.
It is not yet known when the new system will be ready for launch. However, both the new system and the Trademark Office's initiative to beta test it are to be applauded.
Record haul of counterfeit goods seized
The Dubai Department of Economic Development has seized a record haul of counterfeit goods, including smartphones and sunglasses. A reported Dh195 million worth of counterfeit goods were seized in raids of a number of Dubai warehouses over a 26-hour period.
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