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Intellectual Property

Trademark Prosecution

  • Acting on behalf of a leader in the automotive industry in trademark clearance projects throughout Middle East and North Africa.
  • Representing a regional media group in managing their trademark and copyright portfolio globally.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company on managing their trademark portfolio in the UAE and successfully prosecuting all trademarks free from any office actions.
  • Representing a well-known French fashion brand in developing a protection and enforcement strategy and securing non-traditional trademark registrations in the Middle East.
  • Acting on behalf of a global FMCG company in all its prosecution work in the UAE.


Enforcement & Litigation

  • Representing a well-known mobile phone brand owner since 2001 in a nationwide enforcement campaign, achieving record seizures of counterfeit goods every year.
  • Managing a cross border enforcement campaign in respect of a well-known electronics brand across six countries in the Middle East.
  • Obtaining a Court order in Iraq seizing counterfeit appliances in Kurdistan in favor of a well known Japanese brand.
  • Taking successful action in Egypt against the unauthorised use of a client’s trademark in a promotional campaign of a competitor resulting in numerous raids on hypermarkets.
  • Carrying out a successful raid against warehouses storing high end designer bags and organised raids against traders in a notorious market in Dubai.


Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations)

  • Representing technology suppliers clients in pioneer patent infringement and patent invalidation cases in the UAE.
  • Representing an inventor client a patent owner in a patent infringement case against a major telecommunication provider in Saudi Arabia.
  • Representing an inventor client a patent owner in defending against the opposition of his patents in front of the GCC Patent Office and the Saudi Courts.
  • Representing multinational Fortune 500 companies in patent procurement and prosecution throughout MENA.
  • Representing major local universities in patent procurement and prosecution worldwide in various fields including engineering and life sciences.
  • Advising one of the largest local governmental entity in the field of innovations on various IP and commercial related matters.
  • Assisting a client in the acquisition of a military related technology, including conducting due diligences, assisting in capturing the technology from the seller, and assisting in the legal transfer of the technology.
  • Providing support in the commercialisation of patents to a large industrial company in Abu Dhabi.
  • Representing a start-up company in the protection of its mobile payment technologies worldwide until the conclusion of multi million dollars worth of commercial partnership agreements.


Copyright & Media

  • Advising a movie production client on pirate broadcasts through channels airing on NileSat and NourSat.
  • Advising on protecting the IP in newly created cartoon characters and assisting in negotiations on the licensing and commercialisation thereof.
  • Representing a regional media group in various matters related to defamation.
  • Successfully defending an entertainment company against a civil claim for damages in respect of a live performance by a well known singer.
  • Advising an investment company on a copyright license with a world leading manufacturer of toy bricks related to the production of a cartoon character brick set.


Competition & Consumer Protection

  • Advising a global technology company on compliance with competition regulation.
  • Advising global hardware manufacturer on product recalls in Qatar and the UAE.
  • Representing a FMCG client in obtaining approval for price increase in the UAE.
  • Advising a multi-national FMCG company on competition regulations in KSA in relation to acquiring a competitor.
  • Localizing training material and conducting training on competition compliance for the Middle East team of a global cosmetic and skin care multinational.


IP Audit and IP Transactions

  • Conducting a full IP audit for major Qatar Transport.
  • Company for all their IP assets across, trademarks, copyright, designs and domain names, and assisting them identifying their IP assets and providing the best protection methods for such assets to maximise its value.
  • Conducting a full audit for a major UAE FMCG Company for their trademark portfolio, and assisting them to strengthen their existing portfolio and advising them on the restructure of the ownership of their trademarks.
  • Advising a Multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer on the intellectual property portfolio due diligence in respect of its acquisition of significant equity in a regional beverage business and working extensively with external counsel to complete the due diligence report.
  • Advising a UAE conglomerate on the intellectual property due diligence of its retail business Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the Dubai Financial Market. This transaction was one of the largest public offerings in the region.
  • Advising a large Italian food manufacturer on their trademark licensing for restaurants in the GCC region.


Labelling & Standards Compliance

  • On compliance with energy drink labeling and content regulation.
  • A major multi-national client on approved food ingredients and obtaining approvals for the importation of relevant products.
  • A major fast food franchise on applicable labeling requirements.
  • On labeling requirements and related notifications related to a change in ingredients to a candy bar.