Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) is the leading Intellectual Property service provider in the Middle East with 28 offices throughout the Arab countries, in addition to India, China, Turkey, Pakistan and Cyprus, liaison offices in Europe, the UK and Canada and a network of 180 correspondent offices worldwide. AGIP provides a full range of integrated Intellectual Property (IP) services covering trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and domain names. A member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-ORG), AGIP has been at the forefront of introducing an efficient IP system in the Arab countries and is working in close coordination with Arab governments and international organizations on improving the infrastructure of IP in the region. www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
AGIP firmly believes that it is only through strong protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) the region can truly develop a dynamic and innovative business environment that will contribute to sustainable economic progress and development, real growth in the Gross National Product (GNP) and increased social welfare.
AGIP was established in Kuwait in 1972, under the name of T.M.P Agents in a time when IP protection was still in its early stages of development in the Arab region.
Since its inception, AGIP has been assisting and supporting governmental committees and officials charged with revising and drafting new IPRs laws and regulations in several Arab countries, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Yemen, Oman, Tunisia and the UAE.
AGIP has organized and sponsored, in coordination WIPO, WTO and ASIP, IP-related training for judiciary members and district attorneys in various Arab countries.
AGIP also published numerous ground-breaking reference works on IP, including the compilation of an English translation of all the Arab IP laws and the publishing of a major English-Arabic IP Dictionary.
AGIP is continuously involved with international organizations, including the WIPO and the WTO; international NGOs such as the INTA, AIPPI and FICPI as well as Arab NGOs, such as ASIP and LES-AC.
Now, with more than three decades of continuous activity, AGIP leads the IP field in the Middle East serving a broad scope of clients who includes the most important firms in the Fortune Global 500.
In 2007, AGIP ranked by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) one of the top 10 IP firms in the world.
AGIP also ranked by MIP ‘World IP Survey’ the top IP firm for trademark, patent and copyright prosecution and contentious work in all Arab countries and it received MIP’s ‘Middle East IP Firm of the Year Award’ for 2007.
Working under the umbrella of AGIP, ag-IP-news Agency is the only specialized global IP News Agency that covers worldwide IP related news, events and activities. It is a free and exclusive news source that is available 24 hours online in both Arabic and English.
Chairman of AGIP, Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, was honored as “A major IP figure in the Arab world and beyond” by the IP Hall of Fame Academy at a special ceremony at the Field Museum in Chicago in October 2007.
Brief History and Accomplishments (cont'd) www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
Scope of Services Trademarks, Patents, Designs and Copyrights Registration AGIP covers all of its clients’ IP needs from prosecution, maintenance, licensing and counseling related to trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial designs and models in the Arab countries and in the rest of the world through its long-established global network of associates. www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
Search for Published Trademarks
AGIP’s IP Data Center conducts an electronic search for similar/identical trademarks and their status published in the official gazettes in the Arab countries, by using different search criteria, including trademark’s name (word mark, design mark), owner’s name, classes, country, application number, application date, publication date and others.
The IP Data Center offers a comprehensive and high-quality search service with competitive rates. Accurate result reports will be delivered within less than 24 hours.
This includes drafting patent’s claims, full description of the invention and drawings in compliance with the different patent laws in the world.
Patent Pre-filing Search AGIP’s IP Data Center conducts search for patents, in order to check the novelty for the desired applications in the region before filing and to find all documents related to the client’s invention. www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
To guarantee maximum protection for our clients’ patents, market watch is continuously conducted in order to track and follow-up any possible infringements.
Search for Published Patents Through AGIP’s IP Data Center, a comprehensive search for similar patents and their status published in the official gazettes in the Arab countries is conducted. Several criteria are taken into consideration, including the name of the inventor, title of the patent, dates of publication/application/priority, numbers of publication/ application/priority, patent families and others. Accurate result reports will be delivered within less than 24 hours. www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
TAG-Domains, a subsidiary of AGIP and an ICANN Accredited Registrar, is one of the leading domain name registration providers for gTLDs and ccTLDs. TAG-Domains offers a full range of domain name services, including management, registration, renewals and transfers.
IP-Renewals Through AGIP-Renewals, the first and only IP renewal company in the region, clients will be able to renew their trademarks, patents, domain names and other IPRs. Trademark Watch Service AGIP provides its clients with a Trademark Watch Service whereby local markets are continuously searched for marks imitating those of our clients. In case of any infringing signs, a detailed report including recommendations will be issued. In the event clients wish to take an action, the experienced IP lawyers from Abu-Ghazaleh Legal will provide assistance. www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
The only specialized global IP News Agency. It is a free and exclusive news source that covers IP related news, events and activities in the region and around the world.
The Agency is available 24 hours online for anyone interested in the IP news, in both Arabic and English.
For more information: www.ag-IP-news.com
www.agip.com "We Work Hard to Stay First”
Services offered in collaboration with sister companies
IP Valuation: In cooperation with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Valuation (TAG-Valuation), our valuation services help determine the financial value of all IPRs, whether brands, trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets or industrial designs. This is performed through licensing and selling IP assets or through mergers and acquisitions.
Licensing and Franchising Agreements: Offered in cooperation with Abu-Ghazaleh Legal (TAG-Legal), such services include drafting licensing and franchising agreements, along with providing legal consultations on the compatibility of such agreements with Arab laws, mediation and litigation.
Translation: Through Abu-Ghazaleh International Translation (TAG-Translate), all types of specialized translation services are provided. TAG-Translate’s services are not limited to translation from/to English and Arabic; but also to and from all other major international languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese.
Examples of fields of specialty include IP; economic, financial, and accounting; commercial, contractual and industrial business; legal; advanced educational curricula; computer, communication and IT; scientific; general administrative and business.