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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
On Saturday, 21 April Al Tamimi sponsored the 13th Annual Harvard Arab World Conference (HAWC) in Beirut. The theme of this year’s HAWC was “Region Rising!”, which explored initiatives across the region that are currently reshaping the face of the Arab world. The HAWC had several panels that brought together multi-disciplinary leaders to discuss the region’s future in healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, policy, and law. Ahmad Saleh, Partner and Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), Al Tamimi & Company joined the thought-provoking discussion where he shared his thoughts on Arab health – advancing healthcare across the region and innovation.
The conference also consisted of the HAWC Start-up Competition which gathered several Middle East-based start-ups to compete for a chance to win over $20,000 in cash and in-kind services. The start-ups represented a number of industries including healthcare, fintech, consumer tech and education. Al Tamimi & Company were pleased to award the first prize to The Spike App, a mobile assistant that helps diabetics better manage their diabetes and the runner up award to FabricAid, a creative model that optimizes the fabric waste value chain through smart collection.
The conference was a great success and addressed how the region and its people can harness its collective power to drive positive change and how the rising generation of Arabs can leverage current and emerging resources to inspire transformation.
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