Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Omar Obeidat, Partner and Head of Al Tamimi’s IP/IT Department, was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG).
The BPG, the largest anti-counterfeit not for profit organization in the region, held its Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel on December 15, 2010 and elected its new Board of Directors, consisting of representatives of Al Tamimi & Company, Nestle, Ford, Nissan, BAT, Nokia, and Rouse & Co. During the annual meeting, which was attended by guests from Dubai Customs, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Department of Economic Development, Omar Obeidat gave a presentation to the delegates about the challenging areas in the IP Enforcement arena and addressed, to the officials, the ideas of BPG members in addressing these challenges. The BPG is a group of world leading brand owners and legal consultants who are alarmed at the continuous illicit replication of genuine goods and interested in the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Based in Dubai, the BPG was founded in 2005 and carries out activities throughout the GCC member states and Yemen, and has engaged in many workshops aimed at training Government officers and enforcement agencies on anti-counterfeiting