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EU Parliament resolution-Procedure (2019/2181(INL)

22 Jan 2021

OVERVIEW  With challenging times come changing measures to preserve adaptively the rights and obligations of individuals. Recently, the work environment faces many challenges ...

Bitcoin; an economical revolution faced with BDL rules

15 Jan 2021

Andrew Abou Khater  Associate - D&C Legal Services  Introduction Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi ...

Seven Tips to Trademark Registration

01 Dec 2020

What is a trademark and what should you consider while registering a trademark? A trademark is any name, symbol, figure, letter, word, or mark adopted and used by a manufacturer or ...

Companies introducing to Electronic Signatures to ensure business continuity under ...

06 Nov 2020

Written by: Andrew Aboukhater-Associate Attorney November,2020 Due to the current situation with the COVID-19, and the measures imposed by the governments, companies all over the ...

Qatar presented a foremost variation to labor law

15 Sep 2020

On August 30, 2020, Qatar put an end to the “kafala” system and declared a change to labor law stating that employees can now alter employers without having to initially ...

Closing of the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Lebanon

19 Aug 2020

We are unfortunate to announce that due to the explosion of Beirut seaport, the Trademarks Office of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, was severely damaged. Sadly, the explosion that ...

COVID-19 effects on work in Mena Region

04 Jun 2020

Dear Colleagues/Clients We would like to inform you that all our regional offices are operative remotely to better service our clients and respond to their enquiries. However, due ...

COVID-19 As impact on Patent Rights

04 Jun 2020

The Agreement of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights which became effective on January 1, 1995 (the “TRIPS Agreement”) declared pharmaceutical products as an ...

Latest Industrial Design Law in Qatar

06 May 2020

May 06, 2020 On April 19, 2020, the State of Qatar released a Law No. 10 of 2020 for the Protection of Industrial Designs. This new law revoked the industrial design law of 2002. ...

Coronavirus Impact on Labor Matters

14 Mar 2020

Written by Nasser Messaike – Associate & Aurore Deeb - Senior Associate Coronavirus Impact on Labor Matters Coronavirus COVID-19, new pandemic, started spreading in the ...

French Court’s Decision, the end of the Uber Business Model?

10 Mar 2020

Andrew Abou Khater - Associate French Court’s Decision, the end of the Uber Business Model? Since its establishment Uber technology Inc. (‘Uber’) argued that it ...

Official Fee Increase in Egypt

12 Sep 2019

In addition to the previous decision to apply VAT on the official fees for filing trademarks in Egypt, a ministerial decree No.179 dated September 4, 2019 (the “Decree”) ...

Patents’ new procedure and fees in Jordan

06 Apr 2019

Patents’ new procedure and fees in Jordan Starting January 2019, The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply in Amman, Jordan is applying a new regulation regarding the ...

Sole Shareholder LLC in Lebanon

05 Apr 2019

April 5, 2019 Written by Nasser Messaike Sole Shareholder LLC in Lebanon On March 29, 2019, the Lebanese legislator issued a new law number 126 amending the previous Lebanese ...

Reiteration of Powers of Attorney regulations in Kuwait

19 Mar 2019

Reiteration of Powers of Attorney regulations in Kuwait Previously on March, 19, 2019 by, circular, The Ministry of Trade and Economy in Kuwait provided new conditions with respect ...

New Conditions for Powers of Attorney in Kuwait

19 Mar 2019

New Conditions for Powers of Attorney in Kuwait On March 19, 2019, by circular, The Ministry of Trade and Economy in Kuwait provided new conditions with respect of powers of ...

A PROMISING STEP FOR INVESTMENTS IN LEBANON

21 Oct 2018

October 21, 2018 Written by Aurore Deeb Senior Associate A PROMISING STEP FOR INVESTMENTS IN LEBANON Offshore companies generate extensive economic fields and develop new markets ...

Electronical IP Titles in Morocco

27 Sep 2018

Electronical IP Titles in Morocco The Moroccan Trademark Office will no longer issue hard copies of the registrations and/or renewals certificates (the “Certificates”). ...

Exit Permits Cancelled in Qatar

04 Sep 2018

Written by Nasser Messaike Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Qatar issued a new law no. 13 of 2018 (the “New Law”) that amends in its first article the article 7 of law no. 21 ...

General Data Protection Regulation

14 Aug 2018

How to Prepare your Company for the GDPR Written by Nasser Messaik GDPR came into force on May 25, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (EU Regulation ...

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