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commercial lawyers in Dubai
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
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
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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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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Lawyers in Sharjah
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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