The newly appointed Registrar, in his attempt to develop Trademark Office operations (TMO) by introducing the computer in the TMO, has issued a statement in which he said:
All TMO activities will be frozen for 3 months as of the beginning of February 2008
During this period, the TMO staff will create computer software and enter the data of all trademark files to speed and smooth the search and examination procedures, and develop a comprehensive trademark system.
Applications will only be accepted, but not acted on.
Furthermore, the Registrar has requested the cooperation of all parties to provide them with missing data and files.