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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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Aviation Lawyers in Dubai
Dec 2017

Aviation Law - Country Guide: UAE - Q & A

Aviation Law Guide: United Arab Emirates Part 1 - General                                                                                 …

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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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Law Firms in Kuwait
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
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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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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Trademark Registration in Dubai
May 2017

An Analysis on Trademark Dilutions in US & EU

An Analysis on Trademark Dilution in US and EU   ‘Did you sleep well?’, Enquired Mr. S while sipping a steaming cup of latte in her client’s office. Mr. P, the client, replied indifferently ‘I don’t think I would be able to rest my eyes until we get a grip…

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Patent Lawyers in UAE
Apr 2017

‘Alice’ Through the Looking Glass

‘Alice’ Through the Looking Glass “Upon filing a patent claim, your job is merely quarter done.” -    Kalyan C. Kankanala   Try to make up your mind on the answer to one question before commencing your spell-binding read of this article. Now, the debacle that calls for a response…

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