Recent Updates and Developments in UAE Intellectual Property Practice and Procedures

In the following article, the BSA Intellectual Property practice provides updates related to Intellectual Property and trademark owners in the UAE:   The UAE Cabinet approves accession to the Madrid Protocol system The UAE recently announced it will be joining the Madrid Protocol for trademark registration systems, which is scheduled to be completed by the…

Cartels Practice Guide 2021

Originally published as a Practice Guide on Chambers.com Partner, Munir Suboh and Associate Felicity Hammond provide up to date in-depth legal information on cartels policy, including procedural framework for cartel enforcement, private civil litigation and, sanctions and remedies.  1. Basic Legal Framework  1.1 Statutory Bases for Challenging Cartel Behaviour/Effects The laws and regulations that allow for…

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP are Expanding at a Rapid Rate with Promotions and Strategic Additions Across the Firm

Promotions Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and legal consultants. Practicing since 2009, Arsalan specializes in Islamic and conventional finance, bilateral and syndicated project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic product development, cross-border financing and financial restructuring. Arsalan will continue working from BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, attending events…

Intellectual Property Right Assignments

Intellectual Property Right Assignments Q&A: United Arab Emirates Key aspects of intellectual property right assignments Definition of IP rights 1. Does the definition of “Intellectual Property Rights” in Standard document, Assignment of intellectual property rights: Cross-border: clause 1.1 include any rights that are not recognised in your jurisdiction? If yes, what are those rights? The…

UAE Ministry of Economy Update Official Fees for Trademark Enforcement and Registration

To ensure efficiency and streamlining with international best practice, namely in trademark prosecution and the enforcement of registered rights, the UAE Ministry of Economy has issued an administrative order to decrease and waive some of the core official fees associated with their trademark registration and enforcement services. Following an increase to such fees in 2015, the…