Africa Update 2020 – Tunisa

Increase in official trade mark fees

On 23 January 2020, the Tunisien Patent and Trademark Office (INNORPI) issued Decree no. 29/2020, in which it announced a 100% increase in official trade mark fees, effective as of 27 January 2020.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES & CONCERNS

Opportunities

  •  A resilient and resurgent economy based on established trade links
  • The lucrative tourism sector is again per forming well
  • The birthplace of the Arab Spring has reaffirmed its commitment to democratic reform

Concerns

  • Tunisia’s neighbour Libya is a failed state and security problem
  • Tunisia produces more ISIS recruits than any nation and ISIS terrorism remains a threat
  • The failure of a coalition government in early 2020 several months after 2019 elections signals a nervous political scene

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