Gaza (Hamastan) Cancels Class 33 For Trademarks

Class 33 is for wines and spirits. Reflecting the Islamic prohibition against alcoholic drinks, the Hamas regime in Gaza have announced that henceforth they will not register trademarks in Class 33. 

It is not clear to what extent trademarks in other classes are enforceable. The Christian village of Tiber on the West Bank has a very good beer and there are a lot of Jewish wineries in Judea and Samaria. Gaza is not and never was known for its alcoholic beverages.  It will be noted that Samson who carried off the Gates of Gaza was a teatotaller.

Categories: Arab IP, trademarks

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