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Financial Lawyers in UAE
Oct 2018

Non Conventional Trademarks

Non Conventional Trademarks Introduction Have a break, have a… Every chocolate lover knows the end of that saying. This chocolate is known for its' four fingers, chocolate-wrapped wafer goodness, and its' iconic tagline, but is it well-known enough to be considered "well-known?" Are well-known trademarks as viable an option as…

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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
Aug 2018

Factors That Affect Trade Dress's Longevity

Trade Dress Protection The expansion of international trade and an increase in foreign direct investment is likely to have contributed to the conflict of trademark laws between foreign countries. More recently a fundamental issue arising out of the application of trademark is law the subject matter which it can protect.…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jul 2018

Trademark Registration in Asia

Trademark Registration in Asian Countries Country and Applicable Legislation Length of Trademark (in years) Trademark Definition Eligible Applicants Documentation Requirement Language Requirement and Procedures Treaty/ Classification Treaty/Classification Benefits Afghanistan The Trademark Law Number effective from 1 September 2009 (as amended) repealing Trademark Regulations issued on 20 September 1960. 10 Article 2…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jun 2018

Registration of Trademarks : Asia (Part II of II)

Trademark Registration in Asian Countries Country and Applicable Legislation Length of Trademark (in years) Trademark Definition Eligible Applicants Documentation Requirement Language Requirement and Procedures Treaty/ Classification Treaty/Classification Benefits Kazakhstan  Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.456 of July 26, 1999, on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin (2012) Law on…

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UAE Patent Registration
May 2018

The Unified Patent Court and UPC Agreement

The Unitary Patent Court – caution ahead! The Unified Patent Court (Immunities and the Privileges) Order made on 8 February 2018 is recently making a lot of clatter in the European Union. The UK took a step towards the ratification by the Privy Council approving the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement…

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Trademark Registration in Dubai
May 2018

Intellectual Property and Agricultural Sector

Intellectual property and Food Security Introduction The definition of Food security is "the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food." Globally the insufficiency of food security of developing and least developed States is a concern not only of governments but also all individuals within…

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Trademark Registration in Dubai
Apr 2018

Trademark Scent

The Registration of Scent Trademark and its Issues Part II “Perfume is the most intense form of memory.”               - Jean Paul Gaultier. In the previous Article concerning Registration of Smell, fragrance, olfactory marks and Aroma Trademarks – Global overview, we discussed a perspective of…

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Lawyers in Sharjah
Apr 2018

Copyright and Apps

Ping!You got a Notification*   “Internet is a place where nothing ever dies.” A touch is all you need to show the world your piece of art and to be liked by the viewers. Facebook posts, Instagram new filters improving your images, Snapchat 10 seconds stories to score social kudos.…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Apr 2018

Securitization: UAE and Global Overview

Securitization: An Overview Introduction Securitization is a powerful financial tool that renders possible the profitability of illiquid assets. We all agree that securitization contributed to the 2008 Financial Crisis, demonstrating how this powerful business instrument is a double-edged sword: it is capable of both boosting and devastating an economy. The…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Feb 2018

Plagiarism and its Legal Consequences

Plagiarising Copyright ‘Give credit where credit is due.’  -        Author Unknown The origins of this proverb are unknown, but they are relevant in varied contexts. One can say that the concept of plagiarism efficiently sits on this axiom. But there’s another saying too; “If you steal ideas from one source…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jan 2018

Cloud Computing at Arm's Length?

Cloud Computing and Transfer Pricing In these times life without Netflix or Google Drive is hard to imagine, right? Accessing your all-time favorite movies from wherever you are to whenever you need without the hassle of carrying a bunch of discs and tapes wherever you go. Be it your slumber…

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Product Liability Law in Dubai and UAE
Jan 2018

Product Liability and Safety in UAE - Part 1 of 2

Product Liability and Safety in the United Arab Emirates: Detailed Insight (Part I of II) 1. Principle areas of law and regulation relating to product liability?                                                   …

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Copyright Law on Cakes
Dec 2017

Copyrighting Cakes

Copyrighting Cakes Cake! Just the word makes our mouths water. Which one are you craving? Chocolate? Victorian sponge cake? Red velvet? Devil’s food cake? Or maybe a slice of cheesecake? There are so many options that all sound wonderful. Be it a birthday, a wedding, or any other special occasion,…

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Copyright Lawyers in UAE
Nov 2017

Piracy and its Consequences under UAE Law

Piracy and its Consequences The digital age has undeniably provided us with many benefits that we use on a daily basis. With the internet and the ability to communicate globally and share information with only a click of a button, the human reach can go beyond political borders. However, one unfortunate…

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