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Iraq now Accepting Latin Script Trademarks

30-04-2018

The Legal Group Advocates & Legal Consultants (TLG) would like to inform our clients and associates that the Iraqi Trademarks Office recently announced that it is now possible to file trademark applications in Latin letters without having to submit the Arabic transliteration of the trademark.

This new practice entitles the registered trademark the protection for its transliteration without the need to file a separate application of the same trademark.

Generally, we advise our clients to register the transliteration of an Arabic mark to eliminate problems that may arise in the event that any other party will register a confusingly similar Arabic transliteration trademarks.

This will lessen the problems that could arise when enforcing trademark rights against any party who may be using or trying to register a confusingly similar Arabic transliteration.

Meanwhile, we remain at your disposal for any further information and assistance you may need. 

Contact trademarks@tlg-ip.com for all your IP registration needs.