Letzte Änderung: 17.12.2015
Auslandsdienst gewerblicher Rechtsschutz
hier Landescode GCC441 GOLFKOOPERATIONSRAT
Gulf Cooperation Council
GCC Trade Mark Law and Implementing Regulations: http://www.agip.com/news.aspx?id=6295
02 Dec 2015
Prepared by: Motasem Abu Ghazaleh - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual property (AGIP)
GCC countries were waiting for few years now, the issuance of the GCC Implementing Regulations which was a must for getting the GCC Trade Mark Law into action specially that this law is to enter into force six months after the issuance of the Implementing Regulations.
The Commercial Cooperation Committee (comprising the Trade Ministers of each GCC member state) who are the concerned committee to issue the Implementing Regulations have met in Doha on May 29, 2015 to discuss and approve the Implementing Regulations. The decision was that the Law, together with its Regulations, will come into total effect as of December 21, 2015, but this is not for all countries as we will see later in this article.
The GCC states realized the importance of taking the IP protection a step further by having a unified Trade Mark Law which was approved by the leaders of the six-member GCC states during the 27th session of the GCC Supreme Council Summit which took place in Riyadh, December 9-10, 2006.
Moreover, the law needed to be approved locally in every country by a decree or a law, then to be published in the local official gazette of each member state to become effective after six months from the date of issuance of the Implementing Regulations, member states did the following:
1. Saudi Arabia: Saudi Royal Decree No. M/51 dated 26/07/1435 H (26 April 2014) approving the Saudi Council of Ministers decision No. 306 dated 20/07/1435 H (April 20, 2014). As per this Decree, the law will be published within 30 days from the date of issuance of the Implementing regulation and will get into force after 90 days of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Qatar: His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar issued the Decree No. 7 of 2014 approving the GCC Trade Mark Law which was published in June 30, 2014.
3. Bahrain: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued the decision No. 6 of 2014 approving the unified GCC Trade Mark Law which was published in the Official Gazette No. 3145 dated February 27, 2014.
4. Kuwait: Kuwaiti Prince Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah issued Law No. 13 of 2015 and published in official gazette No. 1228 dated March 22, 2015
5. United Arab Emirates: Until today, the UAE did not issue or approve or publish any law implementing the 2013 version of the GCC Trade Mark Law. However, just for the completeness, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), issued on July 25, 2007, Federal Decree No. 52 approving the original version of the Unified GCC Trade Mark Law.
6. Oman: Oman did not issue or approve or publish any law for the 2013 new version of the GCC Trade Mark Law but it has been verbally mentioned that they will start implementing the new law and regulations as of December 20, 2015. It is not clear how Oman will implement but it will sure be clear very soon.
We are yet to know how the UAE and Oman will issue the law and use the new implementing regulation to bring the GCC Trade Mark Law into effect.
As mentioned above, the GCC Trade Mark Law is expected to enter into force six months after the issuance of the Implementing Regulations, the Commercial Cooperation Committee (comprising the Trade Ministers of each GCC member state) who are the concerned committee to issue the Implementing Regulations have met in Doha on May 29, 2015 to discuss and approve the Implementing Regulations. The decision was that the Law, together with its Regulations, will come into total effect as of December 21, 2015, but this is not for all countries as we will see later.
However, this date is for the “good-to-go” countries; that is Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar for now, the timing of the rest of the countries will be different and will depend on local judicial system, local modifications of the law, legislative mechanism…etc. But there is no doubt that all states will eventually adopt the new law.
26.01.2003 / 18.08/2006 / 27.10.2008
05.08.2000 / 14.10.2000
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|Website GCC (engl.)|
|Patent Regulations (2006) and its Implementing Bylaws (engl.)|
|The implementing Bylaws of the amended Patent Regulations of GCC , 2000 (engl.)|
|AGIP: Patentgesetz (engl.)|
|AGIP: GCC Patents (engl.)|
|Übersicht zum GCC-Patentsystem (engl.)||16 S. A4|
|Übersicht zu den Anforderungen an GCC-Patentanmeldungen||.|
|SABAIP: Patents Filing Requirements (engl.)|
|SABAIP: GCC - Patent Registration (21.7.2013) (engl.)|
|Publikationen zum GCC (engl.)|
Beziehungen zur EU
|EU: Kooperationsabkommen mit den Staaten, die Vertragsparteien der Charta des Kooperationsrates der Arabischen Golfstaaten sind (Bahrain, Katar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi-Arabien und VAE) vom 15.6.1988, in Kraft ab 1.1.1990 (ABl. EG L 54/89)|
|Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments vom 24. März 2011 zu den Beziehungen der Europäischen Union zum Golf-Kooperationsrat (2010/2233(INI)) (2012/C 247 E/01) (ABl. EU Nr. C 247E vom 17.08.2012, S. 1: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:247E:0001:0011:DE:PDF)|
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|Markengesetz, in Kraft ab 10.12.2006|
|Vereinigte Arabische Emirate||AE941|