Our trademark practice encompasses all facets of brand protection, including trademark registration, clearance, prosecution, watch, enforcement, and maintenance.
We work with you to identify the distinctive elements of your trademarks and define a comprehensive filing strategy to ensure adequate protection.
We are regionally renowned for our prolific patent procurement and exceptional portfolio management, as well as topnotch work in Arabic patent translation. Our areas of expertise span numerous industries, including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, manufacturing, food products and manufacturing processes, electronics, and telecommunications.
Our patent experts evaluate the patentability of your inventions and offer prior art searches, and novelty and inventiveness evaluations. We work with you to formulate patent filing strategies and ensure that patent registrations are in line with local patent requirements through our offices in the Middle East and North Africa.
We conduct design-related registration and utility model searches, as well as relevant market research, to determine the distinctiveness of your industrial design and the appropriate IP rights to pursue.
We handle all aspects of research, registration, management, and prosecution of your rights, and ensure the validity of your industrial design IP through the continuous payment of maintenance fees, and recording of any amendments.
We advise and represent you in a broad range of issues related to the acquisition, transfer, exploitation, and protection of copyrightable works.
We continually monitor publications of newly filed trademarks in the region to make sure that they do not infringe on your trademarks. Our experts examine phonetic and visual similarities, as well as transliterations and translations, of protected trademarks.
In the Middle East and North Africa, where the majority of goods available to consumers and industries are imported, customs recordal can be a valuable tool to protect you, as IP owners, and the general public, against counterfeit products. This is particularly salient for the pharmaceutical industry where western medication and devices are generally favored over the locally manufactured generic substitutes.
Where possible, our experts ensure accurate customs recordation of your trademarks and provide on-site brand training to customs officers.
We understand our local markets and conduct field investigations to identify sources and points of sale of counterfeit products. Working closely with you, we ensure that our approach remains true to the brand owner’s overall enforcement strategy.
Whether your concerns are regional or cover a single jurisdiction, our experts are on hand to tailor a suitable anti-counterfeiting program for you.
With an in-depth understanding of local laws and practices, we seek strategies that defend your intangible assets, and have successfully litigated a multitude of cases across the Middle East and North Africa.
Our experts provide critical analysis prior to making any business decisions in areas such as corporate mergers or acquisitions, and product purchases or sales. Our IP due diligence service offers a thorough investigation and examination of assets, performed by our in-house experts and legal teams. We uncover third-party infringement cases, inadequate non-disclosure, confidentiality agreements, and hidden third-party rights.
Our Licensing and Franchising department delivers expert advice on the laws and regulations of your specific country or region and assist you in drafting agreements that guarantee the desired protection. Our attorneys also review existing agreements to ensure all your rights are preserved.
We are regional leaders in delivering accurate legal translation, patent translation, and technical translation services in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, and Greek.
Our certified translators are meticulous, and their native familiarity with local languages and dialects makes our translation department one of the leading translation service providers in the region.
Our personalized service eliminates language barriers, and ensures precise translation of examination reports, office actions, supporting documents, court decisions, franchise, license and distribution agreements, as well as other legal contracts.
Our translators also support our attorneys and agents in securing uniform transliterations and translations of your trademarks; they are invariably reliable for transcreation of phrases, slogans, and other taglines.
Our expert patent translators are selected for their technical precision and in-depth knowledge of the industries in the Middle East and North Africa. We understand the dangers that a poor translation poses to patent holders and we make every effort to ensure the accurate translation of abstracts, specifications, figures, prior art, and other related documents.
We register country-level domain names, conduct domain name searches, and ensure timely payment of maintenance fees. Our attorneys provide advice on protecting the ownership of your rights across the Internet, and assist you in resolving domain name disputes including taking action against cyber-squatters. We will also defend you against any defamatory or disparaging activities taking place online.
Through appropriate valuation methods and rigorous research, our experts offer a full range of advisory services to help you valuate your intangible assets.
We offer protection against all forms of illegal comparative advertising, and any attempts by a third-party to use misleading advertising to impede on sales or tarnish the reputation of your brands.
Our experts will advise you on food and drug regulations and any registration requirements in the Middle East and North Africa.
We provide onshore and offshore company incorporation services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Seychelles, Belize, British Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands. Our experts will give you guidance on the appropriate corporate structure that best suits your needs.
Our services comprise of preparation, certification, legalization, translation, and registration of all necessary documentation with the relevant authorities, including bank account creation and domain name registration. We also assist you in the drafting of resolutions and the transferring of shares.