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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
14 Apr 2022

Intellectual Property: Patent Registration in Israel

Intellectual Property: Patent Registration in Israel An invention is protected by a patent, which is an exclusive privilege given to the inventor. In other words, a patent is an exclusive license to a device or a method that proposes a new technological approach to a problem or a new way…

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trademark Lawyers in Dubai
23 Mar 2022

Enforcing Trademarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Enforcing Trademarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable, and unique.”  – Primo Angeli Introduction Common law rights are not recognized under Saudi Arabian law. Trademark rights can only be obtained through registration. The only exception is well-known trademarks that are recognized as…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
14 Jan 2022

UAE Joined Madrid System in December 2021

UAE's Accession to Madrid System in December 2021: Understanding the implications The Government of the United Arab Emirates has declared its move to join the Madrid Protocol System, which will come into force on the 28th of December 2021. The move indicates the UAE becoming the 109th country globally and…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
27 Dec 2021

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East

Economic and Fraud Provisions in the Middle East “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open…

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intellectual Property Laws in UAE
20 Jul 2021

Overlapping of Rights in India: Trademark vs Designs

Overlapping of Rights in India: Trademark vs Designs  "When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant"                                                                  …

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trademark Lawyers in Dubai
01 Jul 2021

FAQs - Trademark Registration and Use in Israel

FAQs - Trademark Registration in Israel Q1. Who is eligible to apply for registration? A trademark registration application may be filed by any person or legal entity. There is no requirement for citizenship or residency. Q2. What can be protected and registered as a trademark, and what can't? Any logo…

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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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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
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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