Cancellation for non-use of registered trademarks

By Munir Suboh, Partner and Head of IP The regional trademark offices in the Middle East, including the local UAE trademark office, receive thousands of trademark applications annually. The number of approved and registered trademarks has increased significantly over the last few years due to a less conservative approach being taken towards examination. Effectively, this increase…

Why Dubai destroyed fake iPhones, Rolex, LVs worth millions

Thousands of fake goods, including counterfeit smartphones, electronic devices, bags, and watches were hammered, compressed and shredded by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) on Tuesday to send a “clear message to protect consumers against fraudulent practices.” Commenting on the efforts by the DED in today’s edition of Khaleej Times, Munir Suboh, Partner and Head of IP here…