Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property - UAE

We make it our business to understand the value of your intellectual property

Your intellectual property (IP) is what makes your business stand out from your competitors. We understand just how valuable that is, and our IP lawyers can help you safeguard your creativity and protect your innovations.

We have dedicated IP lawyers in the UAE with significant industry experience and who are qualified to advise on both UAE and English law.  Our UAE team co-ordinates with the IP teams in our offices globally to provide commercial, strategic legal advice to maximise your local and international IP assets – from concept to commercialisation and enforcement.

Safeguarding creativity and innovation

We can advise you on all areas of IP law, including:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Copyright
  • Domain names
  • IP disputes and enforcement
  • IP licensing and exploitation
  • Patents
  • Trade marks and designs.

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Significant success

Highlights of our work in IP include advising:

  • Leading European retailers on protection of IP in the UAE in preparation for franchising and distribution
  • High profile sports personalities on image rights issues
  • On a trade mark infringement claim brought by a hotel operator in Saudi Arabia
  • UAE retail operator on global branding strategy.
"They have a comprehensive and much admired IP practice."


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