Fifth Civil Court of First Instance – A new special court for trademarks in Syria

March 1, 2018

This court, called the Fifth Civil Court of First instance, will be used to hold hearings related to appeals against final refusal decisions by the Registrar, litigation proceedings with respect to infringement cases and oppositions by third parties, and cancellation proceedings, which is going to accelerate the decision making process for the above mentioned cases.

Although Syria has been continously facing serious political and humanitarian problems, this new court hopes to, at least, open a democratic space with regards to trademark registrations so that new initiatives in the country can be made viable.


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