Implementing Regulations for Law No. 82 of 2002 Issued

01 Dec 2003

The Cabinet has recently issued the Implementing Regulations for Books 1, 2 & 4 of Law No. 82 of 2002 Pertaining to the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

The Implementing regulations for the First Book regulate the various aspects surrounding Patents of Inventions, Utility Models, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits and Undisclosed Information. The regulations specify the fees paid on filing the above, in addition to the progressive annual fees, which shall be paid as of the second year until the expiration of the patent protection period.

The Second Book regulates different aspects related to Trademarks, Commercial Data, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs and Models. Department of Trade Registry shall be the competent authority to register trademarks in a special register in accordance with provisions of the Implementing Regulations. The said Regulations also regulate methods of transfer of marks’ ownership and renewal. The prescribed fees due for trademark applications range between 25 Pounds and 1000 Pounds.

The Fourth Book regulates the provisions of plant varieties protection and rules governing the Office of Plant Variety Protection altogether with genetic resources register, protection certificate, commercial exploitation of the protected plant variety when offering its genetic resource for sale or marketing. The Implementing Regulations also state rules pertaining to the cancellation of Holder of Breeder’s Right Certificate and cases of non-voluntary licenses in addition to the fees prescribed against issuing the protection certificate.



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