UAE Update on Trademark Protection & Online Enforcement in Dubai

The UAE Trademark Department has issued an administrative decision to restrict the amending of trademark applications at the prosecution stage. In addition, the Dubai Economic Development Department has released a seasonal report to demonstrate their proactive approach to online enforcement, the removal of violating social media accounts and the advanced protection of trademark rights. Trademark…

Bankruptcy Proceedings in Oman

Although there is no separate bankruptcy law in Oman, both the Commercial Code of 1990 and the Commercial Companies Law of 1974 provide a framework for the bankruptcy of traders and liquidation of insolvent companies. Under the laws of Oman, bankruptcy of a person must be declared by the Court. Article 579 promulgates that, “Every…

VAT: Till Slips and TRNS

  After 100 days in effect, people and companies alike seem to be coming to terms with the payment of Value Added Tax (“VAT”). There is one area though where there still seems to be some confusion and that is with Tax Invoices issued by retailers which are more commonly known as “Till Slips”. John…

The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide

Michael Kortbawi and Raghad Hammad contribute to the UAE Chapter of  The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide. This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It addresses topics such as contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolution as well as personal insight and opinion…