Pursuant to presidential resolutions a new committee consisting of 9 experienced professionals, lawyers and trademarks practitioners and expert has been established to deal with complaints received from the owners of the well known trademarks on registered trademarks which are identical, confusingly similar or translation to famous marks.
Owners of the well known trademarks, whether their marks are registered in Syria or not, must file an objection against a specific trademark registration at the TMO based on true and reasonable justifications.
The TMO will notify the owner of the infringing mark to reply to the objection within 30 day from the notification date. No legal effects on the registered rights of the mark in case no reply is filed within the deadline.
Later, the competent committee convenes and votes whether to accept the objection request or reject it. In case it voted in favor of the objection request, a cancellation application must be filed in the name of the aggrieved part at TMO.
It is worth mentioning here that the judgment whether a specific trademark is considered a well known mark or not in Syria is considered and viewed within its conformity with the content of Article 44 (b) of the Syrian Trademark Law , which institutes the notoriety of the mark on how far it is considered known to the public concerned.
For more information please send your inquiries to [email protected].