BAGHDAD – The Trademark Registrar, on 22 December 2022, announced a new regulation about trademark filings.
When the applied-for trademark contains only Latin script, an Arabic transliteration of the mark must be provided. The print of the mark must contain the Arabic text on top of the Latin word(s) in a larger text size.
The above regulation took effect on 2 January 2023.
This update complies with Article (5) of the Iraqi Trademark Law and should help enforce trademark rights against infringements or third parties attempting to file confusingly similar Arabic trademarks.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.