We wish you happiness and success in the coming year and take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
During the festive season our offices will be open at the usual working hours except on December 26. 2016 and January 2nd, 2017.
On October 6, 2016 Brunei Darussalam joined the Madrid Protocol and became the 98th member of the Madrid System. The relevant treaty will enter into force on January 6, 2017.
Northern Iraq is suspended until further notice. We expect the Kurdistan Trademarks Office to resume normal activity in January 2017.
We take this opportunity to specify that Iraq is divided into two trademark jurisdictions; Baghdad and Erbil. In order to be protected for the whole country, a trademark must be filed before the Trademarks Office in Baghdad and the Trademarks Office in Erbil. Please note that both Offices operate separately and that filing a trademark application in one jurisdiction does not grant protection in the other.
Cambodia joined the international patent and design filing systems and became the 151st contracting state.
Furthermore, Cambodia became a member of the International Design System, namely The Hague System. We shall be able to designate Cambodia in a new international design application from February 25, 2017.