United Arab Emirates

UAE counterfeit seizures, Brazil predicted for 2019 Madrid accession, and Lacoste scores big win: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at new gTLDs on the rise, consumer trust in big brands, a General Court decision involving TMview, considering a trademark audit, and much more.

UAE counterfeit seizures, Brazil predicted for 2019 Madrid accession, and Lacoste scores big win: news round-up
10 Dec 2018

How INTA is helping to shape the trademark environment in Africa and the Middle East

This week, INTA is hosting its 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference. As the event kicked off, we spoke with an INTA representative to look at recent developments and why an annual meeting in the region is “a natural step”.

15 Jun 2018

Despite the potential of the Middle East, excessive fees are leading to a shrinking trademark market: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s data report, we examine the state of the trademark market in the Middle East, taking an in-depth look at filing trends in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular.

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30 Jul 2018

Cancellation of marks: Ministry of Economy's practices in implementing Trademarks Law create challenges

The Ministry of Economy’s interpretation of the provisions of the UAE Trademarks Law relating to the cancellation of trademarks has created challenges for mark owners and cancellation applicants. Read more

7 Jun 2018

New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union. Read more

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7 Jun 2018

New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union. Read more

24 May 2018

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: United Arab Emirates

For many years, the United Arab Emirates has had one of the most active anti-counterfeiting regimes in the Middle East and Africa. Read more

30 Apr 2018

US government ranks Canada’s border enforcement on same level as China; Special 301 adds Saudi Arabia and UAE

The USTR has published the 2018 Special 301 Report, and Canada has been added to the Priority Watch List due to “a failure to resolve key longstanding deficiencies in protection and enforcement of IP”. Read more

4 Dec 2017

EIPA conference discusses IP successes and challenges in the United Arab Emirates

The recent Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference discussed IP rights issues that must be faced by UAE authorities and focused on the importance of regional and international cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting. Read more

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1 Jul 2016

Plain packaging – is the United Arab Emirates ready?

Plain packaging for tobacco products is being introduced around the world. However, despite popular pressure for such a regime to be adopted in the United Arab Emirates, there are fears that it could do more harm than good Read more

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15 Sep 2016

Dubai DED launches IP Gateway

The Dubai Department of Economic Development has recently implemented an online system for registering IP complaints. This new online system allows brand owners and lawyers to pursue their complaints electronically. Read more

Trademark law

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30 Apr 2018

US government ranks Canada’s border enforcement on same level as China; Special 301 adds Saudi Arabia and UAE

The USTR has published the 2018 Special 301 Report, and Canada has been added to the Priority Watch List due to “a failure to resolve key longstanding deficiencies in protection and enforcement of IP”. Read more

4 Dec 2017

EIPA conference discusses IP successes and challenges in the United Arab Emirates

The recent Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference discussed IP rights issues that must be faced by UAE authorities and focused on the importance of regional and international cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting. Read more

29 Sep 2016

Abu Dhabi Customs launches recordal system

As Abu Dhabi Customs launches a formal trademark registration recordal system, it becomes the fifth of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates to adopt a customs recordal system for trademarks. Read more

29 Jun 2016

Protection of a well-known trademark

An important judgment was recently issued in the United Arab Emirates relating to a well-known trademark. The judgment effectively excludes well-known trademarks from the time bar cancellation, which currently stands at five years. Read more

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Cesare Galli
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Milan, Italy
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