JAH Intellectual Property

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“Responsive, experienced and easy to work with”, Jah & Co IP “can handle anything that comes its way”. “The Middle East and North Africa is a complicated and dynamic region with many variables, but the team advises efficiently, comprehensively and with clarity, which makes us feel very safe in trusting them.” Consistently placed among the country’s top three filers, the set is regularly sought out by a high-flying clientele and frequently partners up with leading search providers around the world. The central pillars of the practice are CEO Jehad Al Hassan and IP consultant manager Ashin Chungath. With over three decades in the game, Al Hassan leverages his understanding of the intricacies of local law and policy to carve clients the firmest possible foothold on the local market. “Always going the extra mile to solve problems creatively”, Chungath dispenses “considered and detailed business advice”: “He is a reliable partner who ensures that matters are addressed and resolved quickly.”

Firm Profile

JAH Intellectual Property is one of the most prominent and internationally recognised regional firms for full-spectrum IP services, portfolio management and enforcement; legal representation against infringement combines flexibility and adaptability to deliver solutions and services tailored to the clients’ needs. With branch offices in the Arab Region and additional capacity in mainland Africa through associate firms, we have the geographical reach to assist a wide array of clients. Decades of experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various jurisdictions in our region ensure that the firm can give high-quality, verified, practical advice on IP protection and enforcement strategy; this experience also means that the firm can undertake any action sought by clients most effectively and at remarkably competitive costs, based on commercial awareness. Thanks to our network of local offices, we are well positioned to execute broad filing and registration projects along with executing cross-jurisdictional strategies envisaged by clients.

Our head office in Doha, Qatar, handles with precision and efficiency the responses to all correspondence and reporting, as well as coordination with our various offices in accordance with clients/associates’ instructions, meeting high standards in compliance with the rules and practices in the countries of our operations. This is to ensure prompt, precise, innovative, transparent, high value-added services, keeping track of the documents and maintaining the consistency in our correspondence. Unlike other prominent firms in our jurisdictions, we are a genuine one-window facility for our associates and clients. Similarly to our streamlined professional services, all accounting matters are being dealt through our centralised system, which eases the burden of administrative work and ensures quality.

As mentioned above, the firm maintains its own operational offices in most Arab-speaking countries, as well as most African countries through local African IP affiliated firms functioning for JAH under our professional standards, quality control and full supervision. All our offices provide the entire IP spectrum services of trademark, patent, design and copyright prosecution and litigation. We take pride in our sophisticated office infrastructure, actively deploying technology for increasing efficiency and to meet client expectations. Our files are securely maintained in a fully digitised format, assisting in generating reports and also providing ready access for client review. We have developed our own platform for docketing, work allocation, tracking and communication, which enables flexibility, efficiency and client satisfaction. Delivering value to clients with accuracy, consistency, speed and reliability is of primary importance to our communication approach.

We support a wide range of IP owners, managers and creators whose IP assets we have helped protect and monetise. The JAH professionals have vast experience in IP law, combining IP litigation and prosecution services under one umbrella, making us a one-stop solution provider for most client needs. We at JAH understand the importance of intellectual property within an organisation’s corporate strategy and provide comprehensive services with this holistic view; we also offer customised services to meet the same. This approach, combined with a policy of flat, transparent charging with value-added services such as complementary legal opinions and translations, means that we enjoy strong client retention and loyalty. These axioms and work ethics have enabled us to deliver practical and effective solutions to further clients’ business objectives and also enjoy a high level of client satisfaction.

Our colleagues are fully authorised to represent clients before judicial authorities, IP offices, customs offices and the different administrative authorities of the countries where we are located. Our staff are active members of both local and international legal associations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, INTA, ECTA and MARQUES.

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