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…

Overview of Employee Monitoring in UAE

This guide offers the reader a comprehensive overview of employee monitoring in the UAE, highlighting what merits an employer has to monitor their employee. The guide highlights the legalities of monitoring using different communication mediums, including CCTV, biometrics, device monitoring and covert surveillance. It also gives a brief overview on employee access rights and penalties.…

The Digital Dawn

Technological development has been put at the heart of the UAE’s economic development strategy and is being supported at the highest level. Emirates Law expert panel, including Nadim Bardawil, Senior Associate in BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, look at the areas which are being prioritised and the legal and financial support being provided to innovators.…

New VAT Implications Impacting The Region – Key Measures To Consider For Insurers In The GCC

  It is crucial for businesses to start the preparation process early, as an understanding of the potential impact of VAT on the business will reduce friction in the ongoing process. VAT liabilities are generally self-assessed, with errors often leading to harsh penalties, time-consuming interactions with local tax authorities, or business disruptions. Raghad Hammad, Senior…