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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
21 Sep 2019

Intellectual Property Regime in UK

Intellectual Property Regime in the United Kingdom Introduction The European Union (EU) is one of the world most significant economic powers. There is a considerable population of around 500 Million that lives within its member states, and the GDP is about $19 trillion. However, while the EU, as an organisation,…

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Lawyers in Dubai
20 Feb 2019

Intellectual Property Law - Trademarks and Geographical Indication under UAE Law

Intellectual Property Rights - Requirement of protection of ‘Geographical Indication’ and its obligations on the UAE “There is certainly no kind of property, in the nature of things, so much his own, as the works which a person originates from his own creative imagination: And when he has spent great…

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commercial lawyers in Dubai
12 Feb 2019

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement of 2010

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement of 2010 Signed in 2011 (although not yet implemented), the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) represents the combined efforts made by the US, Canada, the EU, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea to reform global Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement standards. The Agreement was established to redirect…

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Financial Lawyers in UAE
13 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
23 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
01 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
01 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
30 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
20 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
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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Aviation Lawyers in Dubai
02 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
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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