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Trademark Registration in Dubai
24 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
24 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
24 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
11 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
28 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
10 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
11 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
11 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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Law Firms in Kuwait
15 Oct 2017

New Copyright Laws in Kuwait

New Copyright Law in Kuwait Creativity is the work of art stimulated by the human mind. Every song ever listened to, every movie ever watched and every article ever read (irrespective of the level of creativity) is the work of art of a lyricist, screenwriter, and an author, respectively. Although…

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Copyright Lawyers in Dubai
28 Sep 2017

Da Ta Da - Fair Dealings & Copyright Laws

Da Ta Da - Fair Dealings & Copyright Laws Have you ever bumped into someone when walking on the street because you were using your phone? Or maybe you tried to stifle your laughter when you saw someone else hit a pole or a glass window because they were so…

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Technology Law Firms in Dubai
16 Sep 2017

MAN, the Law, and Algorithms!

MAN, the Law, and Algorithms! “Computers will overtake humans with Artificial Intelligence within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure that computers have goals aligned with ours.”         Stephen Hawking A few years ago, I used to take the morning bus to reach…

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Cyber Crime Lawyers in Dubai
23 Aug 2017

Att(H)ack - Anti Cyber Crime Law in Saudi Arabia

ATT(H)ack- Anti-Cyber Crime Law in Saudi Arabia “Cyberterrorism could also become more attractive as the real and virtual worlds become (tightly) coupled, with automobiles, apps, and other devices attached to the Internet.” - Dorothy Denning The clandestine and privacy advantages, the information superhighway, and the possibility to buy your plane ticket…

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Technology Law Firm in Dubai
31 Jul 2017

Are You App Safe?

Are You App Safe? “People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”  - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry It was in the land of far away, and serenity paraded green landscapes, flowers, dew, rain…

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Trademark Registration Guide for GCC - STA Law Firm
05 Jun 2017

Trademark Registration Guide - GCC (Updated June 2017)

Trademark Registration in GCC 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 Trademark Registration in UAE United Arab Emirates (the UAE ). The UAE Trademark Law Number 37 of 1992 was amended by Law number…

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