We recently reported that the newly-established Office Djiboutien de la Propriete Industrielle et Commerce (ODPIC) is now accepting applications for registration under the new Industrial Property Law. 

As we previously indicated, the new law was enacted on 27 April 2009 and the implementing decree was published on 25 May 2011. In theory, the law came into force on 25 November 2011 but in practice, the application of the new law has been delayed pending the enactment of the decree establishing the official forms and fees. 

We are pleased to report that the official fees have finally now been adopted. Regrettably, however, in spite of intensive lobbying by IP professionals, the fees have been set at a prohibitively high level. 

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