Intellectual Property and Trademark Practice
In today’s information-based economy, intellectual property rights, and Trademark rights have received more attention than ever before in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has only very recently taken steps to ensure protection of trademarks, and there is a need for more certainty and guidance with regards to conflicts with third party on the use of trade name, company name, etc. which will eventually lead to an increase in the value of trademark ownership.
We will look at and cover the following:
• the legal framework in the UAE on IP and more specifically on Federal Trademark law; authorities in charge;
• the protection methods of trademarks, conditions, requirements, enforcement and sanctions; significant case law;
• Frequently asked questions on commercialising IP rights, namely trademarks in the model of licensing, franchising, assignment