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3D Trade Marks in the Middle East: An overview

3D Trade Marks in the Middle East: An overview

The concept or nature of a 3D trade mark per se is not explicitly recognised in the GCC Trade Mark Law or other national trade mark laws in the Middle East region. In practice, this type of mark is very often considered as an industrial design and is not widely...

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UAE to Adopt Long-Awaited Data Law

UAE to Adopt Long-Awaited Data Law

The United Arab Emirates has announced that a long-anticipated new data protection law draft will soon be unveiled. Presently, the UAE does not have a unified set of data protection laws at the federal level. There are, however, a number of both general and sector...

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In the Hotseat with… Sara Omran

In the Hotseat with… Sara Omran

Practice Operations Manager Sara Omran has been part of our Beirut team for 11 years. Sara is well versed in the areas of team organization and management, with strong critical thinking, problem-solving, negotiation and conflict management skills. Describe yourself in...

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The New UAE Patent Law – A Shift Towards the US System?

The New UAE Patent Law – A Shift Towards the US System?

On 31 May 2021, the UAE published its long awaited patent legislation under Federal Law No. 11 of 2021 concerning the regulation and Protection of Industrial Property Rights. The new law is expected to come into force later this year. Interestingly, many of the new...

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Protection of Trade Secrets in the UAE

Protection of Trade Secrets in the UAE

Overview of Trade Secrets The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) provides the following elements for information to qualify as a trade secret. The information must be: commercially valuable because it is secret;known only to a limited group of persons;...

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