BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Ideas are the world’s most valuable currency. They are what separate the good from the great and in business, your intellectual property can mean the difference between success and failure against your competitors.

Covering copyright, trademarks, patents and designs, our commercially focused lawyers will help you register your intellectual property to ensure it is legally safeguarded against both competitors and employees.

While these preventative measures are usually sufficient, disputes are at times unavoidable. Intellectual property is one of the most hotly contested areas of law and to be successful, you need lawyers who fully appreciate the intricacies of the relevant laws in the Middle East.

With years of experience acting for clients in some of the region’s most important IP cases, we can ensure that your interests are protected. We always endeavour to resolve disputes before they reach the courts, but where that is not possible, we will rigorously defend your IP rights in the local courts, where we have rights of audience, and internationally, where we are experienced in successful multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Our full range of IP services includes:

  • clearance availability searches for trademarks, designs and patents;
  • overseeing IP portfolios, preparing and filing applications and processing them to registration;
  • maintenance of trademarks and enforcement;
  • transferring title for all forms of intellectual property;
  • negotiating, drafting and recording licences and assignments of IP rights, including licences and distribution, franchise and joint venture agreements;
  • commercialisation of intellectual property and support to corporate transactions;
  • IP due diligence, asset audit and management;
  • privacy and data protection;
  • pharmaceutical and regulatory advice;
  • border control;
  • media content protection;
  • regulatory and compliance work;
  • domain name protection and UDRP proceedings;
  • consumer protection;
  • competition law; and
  • labelling and standards compliance.

IP law in the Middle East is not straightforward and protecting your assets here requires advice from people on the ground who have local knowledge of the technicalities involved and a grasp of a rapidly changing environment. You can trust our lawyers to give you the best possible advantage in any situation you may face.

We are ideally placed to protect and promote your ideas, inventions and trademarks as your intellectual property becomes more of an asset than ever before. Our unified approach illustrates our ability to work together with our clients, address their issues and identify reasonable commercial solutions by building close relationships with them. We recognise the importance of being easily accessible, commercially aware and at the forefront of market developments.

Our firm has a unique full-service IP practice with strong advisory, commercial and contentious capabilities. The practice is headed by a well-regarded and ranked lawyer by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Our services cover copyright, trademarks, patents and designs, delivering quality legal services. Our bilingual capabilities and effective regional presence and global network offer clients’ unique services for their IP requirements.

Our service is about ensuring that you get the most value from your intellectual property. We will help you to register your IP rights so they are legally safeguarded from your competitors. We also know that disputes are a fact of life and will rigorously defend your interests both in the local courts and international courts where we are experienced in guiding our clients through multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Munir Suboh is a partner and head of the IP practice. Practising in the Middle East since 2006, he has worked on numerous contentious and non-contentious IP matters including trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and domain names. He also works on commercialisation and complex disputes of IP rights.

Over the years Mr Suboh has advised many high net worth clients on setting up regional strategies for the protection of their IP rights, including prosecution, protection, transaction and enforcement. He represents a range of clients from various industry sectors including media, fast-moving consumer goods, tobacco, industrial and pharmaceuticals.

Contact details

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Dubai International Financial Centre
Level 6 Building 3
Dubai 262
United Arab Emirates

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Other offices

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beirut
  • Erbil
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Ras Al Khaimeh
  • Riyadh
  • Sharjah

Sample client list

  • Al Arabiya News Channel
  • Align Technology Inc
  • Andersen Tax & Legal
  • Belhasa Group
  • MBC Group
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

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