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Welcome to the latest edition of Law Update titled “Rise of Generative AI.”
In this edition, we dive into the dynamic world of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. TMT continues to play a vital role in positioning the region as an international business and social hub, driving significant growth and innovation.
Our focus in this Law Update is on the sector’s ongoing potential to advance and propel the region toward a more digital economy. We explore the benefits of embracing a digital transformation and how local authorities have responded by enhancing regulations to accommodate the evolving TMT landscape.
This edition covers a range of topics, including – the new Telecommunications & Information Technology Law in Saudi Arabia, the intricacies of trademarks in the Metaverse, and the legal challenges faced by the video game industry. Additionally, we take a regional perspective, discussing jurisdictions such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Bahrain to provide a comprehensive understanding of the TMT landscape.
We hope you thoroughly enjoy this packed issue of Law Update, filled with captivating articles that address key legal issues within a vital sector for the region.Read the full edition
Bassam Al-Azzeh is a Senior Associate in the intellectual property team and a member at International Bar Association, armed with a unique blend of more than 10 years’ experience IP, garnered from leading names in the IP business across multiple jurisdictions with success in the UAE, GCC countries, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
Intellectual Property enforcement specialist, well exposed to the UAE sector and highly skilled at solving IP infringement cases and helping companies take advantage of opportunities, overcome challenges and protect their interests.
Trusted IP advisor and counsellor with a record of accomplishment built on diversity, good reputation for advising on strategic copyright and trademark protection programs for large volume IP owners in managing their IPR portfolios locally and across multiple jurisdictions.
Bassam is a regular speaker at IP training sessions for enforcement authorities in the UAE and KSA whose IP related articles are published in various specialized magazines.
2019 – LLB (Law and Economics), UOJ
2009 – Master Degree in IP Management, Preston University
2018 – Member, International Bar Association
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