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Lawyers in Dubai
Sep 2018

Patent Registration in UAE and GCC - Bespoke Guide

A Guide on Patent Registration in the GCC “The Patent Office is the Mother-In-Law of Invention.” Introduction Senior MIT lecturer Joe Hadzima defines a patent as follows, “A patent is an exclusive right issued by a country to an inventor, allowing him to exclude others from manufacturing, using or selling…

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Law Firms in Dubai
Jun 2018

Extensive Guide on GCC Agency Laws

Agency Laws in the GCC Countries - An Extensive Guide Introduction The extension of the multinational partnership is either setting up its subsidiary in remote purview or to tie up with the local organization in a foreign jurisdiction. United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the distant locals where international…

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Corporate Lawyers in Dubai and UAE
Jun 2017

Value Creation Through Mergers and Acquisitions

  The word 'efficiency' may not mean much for those of you who were absent during economics class in school. It is a term around which the whole concept of economic studies in based. Investopedia[i] defines 'efficiency' as the allocation of resources in an optimal manner to serve a company…

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Top IT Law Firms in Dubai
Jun 2017

Cyber Crimes & Courts

Cyber Crimes & Courts Jurisdiction (by default) is the practical and ultimate authority within the legal society to administer, review and to execute laws and regulations within a well-defined area of region and responsibility. Therefore, immediately following the commission of a crime within a particular state, the judicial body in that province…

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Trademark Registration Guide for GCC - STA Law Firm
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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Construction Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
May 2017

Construction Law and the Application of Time

Construction Law and the Application of Time   Power can not confer to what does not exist. Humankind has needed something to organize and structure his life, so we created time. So that, we using time as a benchmark can keep ourselves in check.  It is, essentially, a social construct,…

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Banking Lawyers in Dubai
May 2017

Guarantee - Law, and Practice in UAE

Guarantee - Law, and Practice in UAE “Credit is a 'system' wherein a person who can't pay, gets another person who can't pay, to guarantee that he can pay.” - Charles Dickens     In this modern world of fragile finances, the irony of Charles Dickens’ statement is well understood.…

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Property Lawyers in UAE
Mar 2017

FIDIC in the Middle East - The Must Knows for Industry Players

FIDIC in the Middle East - The Must Knows for Industry Players   The UAE industry has seldom been ignorant to internationally set standards- that in more than one ways.    Originally established as an organization by three founding countries Belgium, France, and Switzerland- today FIDIC, which is an abbreviation…

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STA Law Firm | Dubai Law Firm
Jan 2017

Different Strokes for Different Courts

Different Strokes for Different Courts In January of 2012, Macy’s, a renowned retail store, decided to sue Martha Stewart for entering into a contract with a rival retail store J.C. Penney, which they claimed breached their own contract with Martha Stewart for exclusive products in 2006. This led to a…

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Trademark Registration Guide - Middle East | STA Law Firm
Mar 2016

Trademark Registration in Dubai, GCC and Middle East - STA Law Firm

Trademark Registration in Middle East 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 Iraq Law Number 21 of 1957 being the Iraq Trademark and Geographical Indications Law . Iraq has sought permanent membership in…

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STA Law Firm
Jul 2015

Copyright Infringements

I'm sure someone has told you, "I have an idea"! And when someone has an idea that is (or is believed to be) great’ the question is - how can they protect it? But did you know that an idea cannot be protected under the copyright law?  Or did you…

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Arbitration Law Firm in Qatar
Jul 2015

Arbitration Law of Qatar

Having discussed Arbitration in the UAE in Court Uncourt Volume I, we shall now turn to Arbitration procedures in other GCC countries.    Nonchalant observation of creatures such as birds, cats, dogs, and primates distinctly characterizes the fact that dispute and dispute resolution are not concepts confined to the human…

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Qatar Property Lawyers
Sep 2014

Qatar Real Estate Law - Analysis Article

Buildings versus “Builts” The acquisition of land and off-plan purchases in Qatar It’s fascinating to see that in this age of consumerism people are so eager to keep abreast of the latest products that they are willing to pay for an item before so much as a picture or description…

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STA Law Firm - Doha, Qatar
Sep 2014

Buildings Versus Builts: Qatar Property Law

  The acquisition of land and off-plan purchases in Qatar It’s fascinating to see that in this age of consumerism people are so eager to keep abreast of the latest products that they are willing to pay for an item before so much as a picture or description have even…

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