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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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Lawyers in Dubai
14 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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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
31 May 2020

Joint Ownership of Intellectual Property

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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Lawyers in Dubai
26 Apr 2020

An Analysis of Design Rights in India

An Analysis of Design Rights in India Have you ever crossed a person who doesn't love owning branded phones, shoes, cars, or jewellery? I don't think so. But for a fact, we can say that many people buy products that are copies of various original brands. Why? Because in today's…

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Lawyers in Dubai
06 Apr 2020

Q&A Patent Registration in the UAE (Part 2 of 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…

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Patent Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
04 Mar 2020

Patent Laws in the UAE

Patent Laws in the UAE (Part 1 of 2) Guidance to readers: This is the first part of a two-part series on various aspects of patent law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) including statutory interpretation, dispute resolution mechanism, judicial authority, patent infringement, enforcement, rights of patent holders, procedural aspects and…

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Property Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
22 Jan 2020

Exceptions to Patent Rights under the TRIPS Agreement

Patents Rights in Developing Countries: Exceptions Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have never been more economically and politically important than they are today. Elements of IP law such as, but not limited to, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and utility models, are of prime importance in debates on IPRs in various sectors such…

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Lawyers in Dubai
19 Dec 2019

Amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act

Amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act Introduction to Intellectual Property Since the beginning of history, the commercial exchange has been an important sphere of concern for every organized society. Nowadays, the international community is undergoing a surge in international trade relations, manifested in the adoption of several international trade treaties…

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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
06 Nov 2019

Patent Infringements - Global Overview

A Guide to Patent Infringement: A Global Perspective Ideas and innovation are the cornerstones of any successful corporation. Given that modernisation and globalisation has had a significant impact on corporations, it is only fair that the ideas defining these businesses are given protection from being misused, manipulated or stolen. Stolen…

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Lawyers in Dubai
22 Oct 2019

GMO Foods in UAE with Global Perspectives

Genetically Modified Food Technology in UAE & Global Purview   “The Food You Eat Can Be Either The Safest & Most Powerful Form of Medicine or the Slowest Form of Poison”     -Ann Wigmore Since times immemorial humans have cultivated crops for food, they have been picky about beneficial traits for bumper…

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Cyber laws in UAE
28 Sep 2019

Virtual Reality and Copyright: Combining New Concepts with the Old

Virtual Reality and Copyright: Combining New Concepts with the Old Introduction It is a strange thing to look into the world of technology on occasion and genuinely be surprised by the significant leaps of progress that have taken place. In a way, it is almost impossible to consider the future…

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