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27 Feb 2013 - 28 Feb 2013


The conference was aimed at helping key stakeholders across the region to tackle the issue of illicit trade by sharing information, best practices and experiences.

The conference was attended by key stakeholders from across the region and over the two days issues discussed included combating illicit trade, the impact of illicit trade on taxes and country specific experiences including from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey.

Omar Obeidat, Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Department of Al Tamimi & Company, presented at the conference as a member of the Board of the Brand Protection Group GCC & Yemen (the “BPG”), sharing the BPG’s experiences and learning in the GCC region.  Omar is a key advisor to global and regional clients on anti-counterfeiting matters and have been instrumental to clients in devising effective anti-counterfeiting strategies and executing those strategies in order to protect valuable trade mark assets.