Patents &
Designs

Our team can assist in
every aspect of the patents
and designs lifecycles

Patents & Designs

Our Patents & Designs team helps our clients to protect and enforce their patents and industrial designs throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Our patents lawyers provide patents drafting services in a variety of fields directly for our clients.

Our team can assist in every aspect of the patents and designs lifecycles, from providing FTO and patentability opinions, to drafting patents applications, to protecting and enforcing your patents and designs rights against infringers in the region.

We also offer streamline and cost-effective patents annuity services throughout the region.

Our multilingual team of patents attorneys and specialists understand what it takes to create a patentable invention; and can advise you at the idea creation phase of your project by providing: 

  • In-person or virtual consultations with inventors/applicants to identify inventions capable of patents protection
  • Prior art searches and freedom to operate opinions to identify closely related patented technology and non-patentable subject matter
  • Expertly drafted patentability opinions

Our Patents & Designs team uses its wealth of experience and streamlined processes to protect trade marks throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
For patents, we work with inventors to draft and file patent applications with the International Bureau (WIPO), GCC Patents Office in Saudi Arabia, and/or with the local patents offices throughout the region. We also enter PCT applications into the national phase wherever applicable in the region.

We have our own in-house team of translators, who attend to the translation of patents applications into Arabic, French and/or Farsi for use throughout the region.

We also offer a cost-effective patents annuity services (and design renewal services) throughout the region.

For industrial designs (or design patents), we handle all aspects of the life cycle of the industrial design application process – from filing, to prosecution, and enforcement. We devise tailor-made regional filing and prosecution strategies to achieve protection for your industrial designs throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

Our patents lawyers advise on contentious patents matters for our clients, including infringement claims and invalidation/cancellation actions.

For further information on patent litigation in the UAE, please see our guides published online at:

For administrative and/or criminal cases involving infringement of registered designs, we work hand-in-hand with our anti-counterfeiting team to enforce our clients’ rights.

“CWB is the go-to firm when a problem crops up that no one else can solve; it brings a creative, collaborative and diligent approach to handling complex matters”

- World Trademark Review (WTR)

“CWB comes highly recommended to those who are seeking a professional, reliable and cost-conscious service; CWB is excellent at researching legal frameworks and produces opinions that counsel can take to the C-suite in an accurate and timely fashion”

- IAM Patent

“Patent enforcement and commercialisation in the GCC are developing areas still very much in their infancy and Cedar White Bradley is breaking new ground with several cases of patent dispute and enforcement in the last year”

- IP Stars

Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year 2021

- Middle East Legal Awards

Trade Marks & Copyright

Our team specialises in the clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement of trade mark rights

Patents & Designs

Our team of patent attorneys and professionals are on hand to provide clients with the full range of patent services

Media & Technology

Our media & technology team has decades of experience and is trusted by clients throughout the industry

Anti-Counterfeiting

Our anti-counterfeiting team takes action against infringers on behalf of trade mark owners