On 30 September 2014, senior delegates from the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SDED) visited Al Tamimi& Company's head office in Dubai.
The visit comes in sequence of initiatives to show the strength of cooperation and relationship between the IP practice and local government agencies. During the visit, parties were able to discuss the opportunities of cooperation and preliminary brainstorming of future governmental local events that aim to increase the awareness of Intellectual property rights.
Mr. Ali Fadil, Head of SDED's IP Department and Commercial Protection Division, valued the role played by Al Tamimi in its support to governmental agencies in anti-counterfeiting efforts. On other hand, Mr. Ahmed Al Suradi, who oversees the International Relations division, emphasised the necessity to cooperate with local companies to support the business and economy growth that the emirate of Sharjah is aiming to achieve.
Partner Munir Suboh, welcomed the delegates in Al Tamimi's head office located in Dubai International Financial Centre and conveyed the firm's appreciation of the key role that SDED plays within the emirate of Sharjah to ensure consumers protection. Parties have agreed to continue the improvement of cooperation level in the field of commercial protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the emirate of Sharjah in order to reduce the challenges and obstacles that brand owners face when initiating anti-counterfeiting and commercial protection campaigns.