The Trademark Office in Libya has finally resumed issuance of trademark registration certificates for applications in the 5000 series after a gap of more than three years owing to the civil unrest that hampered the regular functioning of the Libya TMO.
After almost two years of making trademark registrations online, the Saudi Arabian TMO is now mulling to go ahead with the electronic filing of renewals as well as title updates in the coming months.
Initially there were reports that trademark renewals would go online in Saudi Arabia by October 15, 2015. However, nothing was confirmed by the TMO. Even now there is yet to be final confirmation from the TMO about the possible e-filing of renewals by this year end. But scores of unconfirmed sources have been making rounds hinting at the possibility of e-filing of renewals by this year end as well as of title updates by the first half of 2016.
The Tunisian TMO has recently announced that it has made certain procedural changes to its trademark regulations. Thus the new Tunisian decree, Decree No. 2015-303, that repeals the Decree No. 2001-1603, has come into force effectuating certain changes that will affect trademark registrations as well as oppositions.