As a firm we have a strong commitment to our corporate sustainability principles, and this year we joined the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative dedicated to promoting responsible business practices and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goals include Education, gender equality, climate action, justice for all, and sustainable partnerships. You can learn about our actions plans and targets, here.
In this edition, we feature an entire section dedicated to COP28 where we share insights and intelligence through conversations we have had with leading experts from across the region. This includes articles and podcasts that delve into the most pertinent topics, such as COP28’s call to action for corporates, ESG reporting, and the UAE’s Net Zero vision.
Beyond the focus on Energy and Climate we feature articles covering important updates that look into a variety of areas, such as UAE consumer protection law, an overview of the Federal Civil Family Law for Non-Muslim Foreigners in the UAE, and from Kuwait we discuss the management of companies. As always, in our final section we continue to share with you real life judgements that provide context to the legal landscape in the region.Read the full edition
Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset. It is vital to protect it. Managing an IP portfolio is a complicated business, particularly across multiple jurisdictions. A comprehensive IP strategy is vital to guard against the threat of increasingly sophisticated infringers. And for brands with an eye for growth, IP can be even more valuable as a driver for M&A.
Handling the most complex IP cases in the MENA region
With so much at stake, our clients come to us because we have the expertise to handle the most complex IP issues. We are the only full service intellectual property practice in the Middle East and North Africa, helping clients with everything from litigation, advisory and IP audits to transactions and IP due diligence for stock market listings.
We work with some of the world’s biggest brands across all sectors including FIFA, Richemont and Johnson and Caterpillar. Our mission is always the same – to help our clients protect and exploit their IP to give them a competitive edge.
Working on the ground, delivering access and insights
With 40 IP experts based across the Al Tamimi & Company network of offices, we have strong connections with regulators and IP administration offices across the region. Clients benefit directly from the insight and access this gives us.
That may mean helping a client tackle piracy or counterfeiting by running a training seminar on their products for IP authority officials or giving our clients early notice of changes to the legal landscape.
Our team is at the forefront of the latest developments in IP law. We are members of the International Trademarks Association (INTA) and board members of key IP associations in our region, including AIPPI and BPG.
Our full-service intellectual property offering includes