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Intellectual Property

Significant matters of the Intellectual Property practice include advising:

  • Huawei Technologies on conducting the first ever patent infringement and patent nullification actions before the courts in the UAE.
  • JTI on enforcement of IP rights through border measures and actions at Dubai Customs.
  • Nokia in relation to repeated seizures of counterfeit mobile phones and accessories.
  • Johnson & Johnson in relation to trademark rights enforcement campaigns and actions throughout the UAE.
  • Yahoo! Maktoob.com in relation to market entry regulatory advice.
  • Swiss Watch Federation on enforcement of IP rights through market raids against a wide range of brands of Swiss origin.
  • Wyeth & Pfizer on the strategic management of their patent portfolio across the MENA region including the prosecution of National Phase PCT patent applications.
  • Vossloh Group as regional coordinating agent for patent matters in the MENA region.
  • Caterpillar Inc in a domain name dispute against a software company operating in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Canada.
  • Cipriani International SA on trademark oppositions and strategic advice.