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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
05 Jan 2022

UAE to Join Madrid System in December 2021

UAE to Join Madrid System in December 2021, Understanding the implications The Government of the United Arab Emirates has declared its move to join the Madrid Protocol System, which will come into force on the 28th of December 2021. The move indicates the UAE becoming the 109th country globally and…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
30 Sep 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in Middle East

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
18 Aug 2021

Changes to NAFTA IP Provisions in USMCA

International: Changes to NAFTA Intellectual Property Provisions in The USMCA Introduction To foster a global trade environment, countries worldwide are revising their national trade agreements following international standards. One of the most critical aspects that need to be considered while doing so, is creating a cogent interrelationship between goods &…

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Lawyers in Dubai
03 Jun 2021

Content Creation - Digital Millennium Copyright Acts Applicability

Content Creation and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Applicability Since the introduction of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998, there have been sweeping changes to the realm of content creation. Understanding the DMCA The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA) is a contentious statute passed by the United States…

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Lawyers in Dubai
21 May 2021

Software Patent

Software Patent Introduction  The digital economy's backbone is technology, and software accounts for a significant portion of its importance. In fact, the software is becoming increasingly important in all economic sectors as a means of leveraging productivity. Intellectual property (IP) regulations would be affected significantly as a result of this. …

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
13 Apr 2021

trademark Violation in Today

Trending type of Violation in Today's World: Using the Competitor’s Trademark as Keyword Zeynep Yağmur Kutlu Öncü Uçum ABSTRACT In today's world, where competition between companies is intense on the Internet, as well, new protective norms are needed pertaining to trademark rights violations. Accordingly, lawmaker has included the use of…

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Lawyers in Dubai
21 Mar 2021

FAQs - Trademark Registration and Use in Israel

FAQs - Trademark Registration and Use in Israel Q1. Who is eligible to apply for registration? A trademark registration application may be filed by any person or legal entity. There is no requirement for citizenship or residency. Q2. What can be protected and registered as a trademark, and what can't?…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
07 Mar 2021

Rights in India Trademark vs Designs

Overlapping of Rights in India: Trademark vs Designs  "When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant"                                                                  …

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Lawyers in Dubai
18 Oct 2020

Trade Secret Protection

Trade Secret Protection  Introduction The prowess of a company depends on its ability to work smarter than their competitors. This can be achieved through specifically designed operational workflows, specialized technologies or structural control practices that enable a firm to stand out within a particular market or industry. Such intellectual knowledge…

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Lawyers in Dubai
17 Oct 2020

Parallel Imports

Intellectual Property Rights: Exhaustion of Ownership and Parallel Imports Introduction Parallel Imports  The term parallel import denotes importation of goods legitimately acquired from the owner of the goods subsequently sold in an unauthorized manner through unauthorized trade channels.  These goods may also be referred to as grey market goods, since, despite…

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copyright lawyers in UAE
08 Oct 2020

Design Rights in the UAE

Design Rights in the United Arab Emirates Imagine waking up one morning to a flood of notifications from loyal followers who tip you off that an X Brand T-shirt design they believed was a copy of one of your designed tees. What's worse is that the X Brand T-shirt is…

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Lawyers in Dubai
02 Sep 2020

E-Commerce in the UAE

E-Commerce in the UAE “We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like.” -Dave Ramsey One of the most repeated lines from one of the most popular movies of the 20th century, one can see how the statement rings true in relation…

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Lawyers in Dubai
06 Apr 2020

Patent Laws in the UAE 2

Q&A on Patent Laws in the UAE (Part II of II)STA’s renowned Intellectual Property team has progressed with the second series of the Q&A on Patent Laws in the UAE based on popular demand by pundits in the intellectual property sphere. In this questionnaire, the Patent Division under the Intellectual…

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Lawyers in Dubai
05 Apr 2020

Joint Ownership of IP

Joint Ownership of Intellectual Property   Introduction Henry David Thoreau said, “the world is a canvas to the imagination.” This is very accurate as ideas are the foundation of any success, business, or personal. Depending on the effort put and the extensive research into the innovation, it is safe to…

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