Region: United Arab Emirates

Jehad Al Hassan

Featured in WTR Global Leaders 2023

19 July 2023


Within the context of the "Make it in the Emirates" initiative, the UAE government has released new regulations concerning the use of the MADE IN THE EMIRATES mark.

23 May 2023

INTA CEO on Singapore, EUIPO candidacy and future Annual Meeting locations

As the INTA Annual Meeting entered its home stretch, WTR sat down with CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo to reflect on his Singapore experience and the future of the association.

22 May 2023

UK soft power “sails through” political turmoil, Ukraine gains influence

Brand Finance has released its 2023 Global Soft Power Index, which tracks the global perception of nation brands.

06 March 2023

Enforcing IP rights in the United Arab Emirates' new and improved legislative landscape

In March, a new Trademark Law came into effect, bringing sweeping changes to policy including a major upgrade to enforcement mechanisms. Rajiv Suri of Alsuwaidi & Company provides invaluable advice on IP strategy for this newly brand-friendly jurisdiction.

06 October 2022

Legal reforms in the UAE: what does this mean for brand owners?

The United Arab Emirates has formally approved some of the most extensive legal reforms ever seen in the country, which include major changes in the IP space.

17 January 2022

The UAE joins the Madrid Protocol - what it means for UAE and international rights holders

The UAE will become a member of the Madrid Protocol from 28 December 2021. This is a momentous development for UAE-based rights holders, as well as international rights holders looking for trademark protection in the UAE.

13 October 2021

Dubai International Financial Centre introduces encouraging new IP law

The new Dubai International Financial Centre IP Law introduces a number of common law and best practice concepts to the wider UAE IP landscape.

13 May 2020

UAE Trademark Office reduces official fees

In a welcome development for trademark owners, the UAE Trademark Office has reduced the majority of its official fees by up to 30%, including for searching, filing, registration, renewal and oppositions.

23 April 2020

Where Sharia meets intellectual property: brand protection in GCC states

For brand owners that need to protect and enforce their intellectual property in the Persian Gulf, understanding the impact of Sharia law can help to ensure their actions are more effective.

06 April 2020

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