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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
14 Apr 2022

Intellectual Property: Patent Registration in Israel

Intellectual Property: Patent Registration in Israel An invention is protected by a patent, which is an exclusive privilege given to the inventor. In other words, a patent is an exclusive license to a device or a method that proposes a new technological approach to a problem or a new way…

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trademark Lawyers in Dubai
23 Mar 2022

Enforcing Trademarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Enforcing Trademarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable, and unique.”  – Primo Angeli Introduction Common law rights are not recognized under Saudi Arabian law. Trademark rights can only be obtained through registration. The only exception is well-known trademarks that are recognized as…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
01 Mar 2022

Dealing with Counterfeits in the UAE

Dealing with Counterfeits in the UAE Introduction Businesses engaging with counterfeit items in the UAE now risk significantly harsher sanctions, again for legitimate brand owners. The maximum punishment for counterfeiting has been increased from AED 10,000 (about USD 2,700) to AED 1 million (approximately USD 275,000) for pharmaceutical and food…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
14 Jan 2022

UAE Joined Madrid System in December 2021

UAE's Accession to 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
27 Dec 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the 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 Dubai
21 Nov 2021

Patenting Software

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 Dubai
10 Nov 2021

Content Creation and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s 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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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
11 Sep 2021

International: Changes to NAFTA Intellectual Property Provisions in The 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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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
20 Jul 2021

Overlapping of 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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trademark Lawyers in Dubai
01 Jul 2021

FAQs - Trademark Registration and Use in Israel

FAQs - Trademark Registration 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? Any logo…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
29 Apr 2021

Using a Competitor’s Trademark as Keyword

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
25 Oct 2020

Intellectual Property Rights: Exhaustion of Ownership and Parallel Imports

 Parallel Imports in Middle East and India 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 being…

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Lawyers in Dubai
21 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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copyright lawyers in UAE
14 Oct 2020

Design Rights in the United Arab Emirates

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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