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08 Jun 2024

Qatar Joins the Madrid System for International Trademark Registration

Qatar Joins the Madrid System for International Trademark Registration On May 3, 2024, Qatar officially presented its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trademarks, a strategic move in line with Qatar’s National Development Vision 2030. This makes Qatar the 115th member of the Madrid…

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03 Jun 2024

Human Rights Watch Criticizes Italy-Albania Asylum Seeker Agreement

Human Rights Watch Criticizes Italy-Albania Asylum Seeker Agreement Human Rights Watch on Thursday criticized Italy’s agreement to send asylum seekers to Albania, labeling the pact a “model of mismanagement” and a “blueprint for abuse.” The immigration deal, signed last November, aims to transfer asylum seekers from Italy to Albania, where…

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26 May 2024

UAE Implements Stringent Regulations on Telemarketing

UAE Implements Stringent Regulations on Telemarketing The UAE government has enacted stringent regulations on telemarketing via phone calls, instituting new controls and mechanisms. Violators will face administrative penalties, including warnings and fines up to Dh150,000. Effective mid-August 2024, violators will be subject to graduated administrative penalties ranging from warnings to…

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19 May 2024

New Schengen Visa Regulations Ease Travel for GCC and Indian Visitors

New Schengen Visa Regulations Ease Travel for GCC and Indian Visitors Travelling to Europe has become significantly more convenient for visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and India. The European Commission has recently approved new regulations for the issuance of Schengen visas to citizens of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,…

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14 May 2024

Commercial Licenses Now Recognized as Attachable Assets in Debt Recovery

Commercial Licenses Now Recognized as Attachable Assets in Debt Recovery In a landmark ruling on January 31, 2024, the General Assembly of the Dubai Court of Cassation established a new legal precedent confirming that commercial licenses can be included in the scope of an attachment order for debt recovery. The…

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08 May 2024

Dubai to Launch World's First Centralized Digital Platform for Remote Legal Proceedings

Dubai to Launch World's First Centralized Digital Platform for Remote Legal Proceedings In a pioneering move, Dubai is set to revolutionize its justice system with the introduction of a centralized, digital platform designed to streamline remote investigations and court hearings. Announced on Thursday, the Dubai Public Prosecution (DPP) has partnered…

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