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For everyone following the DABUS applications, South Africa’s patent office is the first

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DABUS was created by Dr. Stephen Thaler, president and CEO of Imagination Engines, based in St. Charles, Missouri. Thaler holds a PhD in physics from the University of Missouri and has a long career in researching applications for neural networks.
DABUS is a “

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Saudi Arabia
July 2021
المملكة العربية السعودية تنضم إلى اتفاقية نيس المتعلقة بالعلامات التجارية

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has acceded to the NICE agreement concerning the international classification of goods and services for the purposes of the registration of marks. The accession was published by WIPO on the 22nd of April and will enter into force on July 22, 2021.

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Happy Eid from Alyafi IP Group

Our offices will be closed until 21-Jul-21 in observance of Eid Al Adha holidays. As this is a public holiday, the trademark offices are also closed
and all deadlines falling during this period will automatically be transferred until the next working

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Robots can have citizenship: Saudi Arabia has given citizenship to the social humanoid robot "Sophia". She became the first-ever robot to get citizenship of any country in the world. She, or it, is also the first non-human to be given any United Nations title: the Innovation

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In 2019, the Artificial Inventor Project team submitted patent applications listing DABUS (a type of AI-based “creativity machine”) as the inventor. This is notable because most jurisdictions only recognize humans as inventors. Their aim? To challenge established norms around inventorship.
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“For AI to reach its full potential, governments should be thoughtful about protecting citizens, while also creating room for the positive innovation that AI can bring,” says Andrew Ng (photo: © NVIDIA Corporation).
By Catherine Jewell, Publications Division, WIPO Magazine

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United Arab Emirates
July 2021
تحديث من مكتب العلامات التجارية الإماراتية فيما يتعلق بتسجيلات العلامات التجارية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

The Trademarks Department at the Ministry of Economy in the UAE has vowed to improve its service and make it more efficient, transparent and affordable and has succeeded in all of the above. In order to maintain traction, the trademark office announced on the 15th of June 2021 that the Official

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United Arab Emirates
July 2021
تحديث من مكتب العلامات التجارية الإماراتية فيما يتعلق بتسجيلات العلامات التجارية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدةة

The Trademarks Department at the Ministry of Economy in the UAE has vowed to improve its service and make it more efficient, transparent and affordable and has succeeded in all of the above. In order to maintain traction, the trademark office announced on the 15th of June 2021 that the Official

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