Tag Archives | Intellectual Property

Iraq Failing to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

By John Lee. The United States has criticised Iraq, among other countries, for its failure to protect intellectual property rights. In its recently-published 2022 Special 301 Report, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says stakeholders continue to report notable levels of piracy through Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illicit Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps in […]

US put Iraqi Firms on Piracy List

By John Lee. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has included Iraqi companies on its newly-released 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy (the Notorious Markets List). The Notorious Markets List highlights online and physical markets that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting or copyright piracy. "The global […]

Iraq Joins the Patent Cooperation Treaty

The Government of Iraq has deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), making Iraq the 155th member of  the PCT Union. The PCT will enter into force for Iraq on April 30, 2022. As from April 30, inventors in Iraq can file […]

US Consulate announces Intellectual Property Video Contest

By John Lee. The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil has announced an intellectual property video contest. Participants are asked to submit an original video that demonstrates Intellectual Property ideas such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other topics relevant to the theme of intellectual property. Examples may include videos that discuss or demonstrate the importance of […]