Trade Marks &
Copyright

Our team can assist with
the full spectrum of trade
mark and copyright issues

Trade Marks & Copyright

Our trade mark lawyers work with some of the world’s biggest brands. We also work with smaller, more regional clients. Our team can assist with every aspect of trade mark law, from providing search and watch services to filing, resolving infringement matters and protecting and enforcing your marks wherever you operate.

The team’s ability to “think regional; act local,” allows us to align the advice we provide in one jurisdiction with your regional or global strategy. If a mark faces the same issue in multiple countries, we’ll develop a bank of evidence that we can use across the region to save you time and cost.

When our clients create a new brand or copyright work, CWB helps them to protect and enforce their rights in the region.

We can help you during the creation phase by:

  • Advising on Arabic translations and/or transliterations of your trade marks
  • Assisting you to navigate any moral or culturally sensitive considerations in our region
  • Helping you to select a brand by conducting pre-filing searches to ensure a mark is free to use before it is launched

Our trade mark specialists draw on decades of experience to protect our clients’ trade marks across the region.

We devise bespoke regional filing and prosecution strategies – whether it be words, logos, or non-traditional marks. We take a co-ordinated approach throughout the region, to ensure that any multi-jurisdictional hurdles are taken care of in the most cost-efficient way possible.

We handle examination objections and trade mark oppositions before the Trade Marks office throughout the region, and consistently achieve high rates of registrations for our clients.

Our trade mark team advises clients on the most strategic way to enforce their rights against third party infringers in the region.

We handle all manner of contentious trade mark matters for our clients, including trade mark infringement disputes, cancellation actions, domain name disputes, as well as licensing and franchising disputes. For the most egregious cases that warrant further escalation or that result in a substantial damages award, we work closely with litigators to support our clients in civil litigation cases.

For administrative and/or criminal cases involving counterfeit goods – either online, at the border, or in the market – our trade mark team works 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