The New DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022

Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) has finally released its much-awaited arbitration rules for 2022 on the 2nd March of this year. The recent DIAC Arbitration rules 2022 became effective on 21st March 2022 and is applicable to all the arbitration that will happen on and after the mentioned publishing date. The publishing of new rules was […]

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5 Reasons Why Dubai Might Be Your Ideal Summer Getaway

Summer is quickly approaching, and for many, that means vacation and travel planning is well underway! With lockdowns lifting across the globe and an overall sense of normalcy returning to the travel industry, it can be quite difficult to narrow down precisely where you’d like to visit. While the world-renowned heat may not have placed […]

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Will writing was never so easy in the UAE. The new template & Abu Dhabi Law No. 14/2021 On Personal Status for Non-Muslim Foreigners

The will writing & probating of non-Muslim wills was never so easy before. This service enables non-Muslims to apply for the probating of a non-Muslim will so that the inheritance of the testator will be disposed of after his/ her decease without any further delay. Previously the procedure of application was clear but the will […]

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Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies

Are you developing an international patenting strategy that involves the European market? Then it is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023. After many years of effort, the project of a patent with unitary effect across the European Union […]

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Will wring was never so easy in the UAE (The new template & Abu Dhabi Law No. 14/2021 On Personal Status for Non-Muslim Foreigners

The will writing & probating of non-Muslim wills was never so easy before. This service enables non-Muslims to apply for the probating of a non-Muslim will so that the inheritance of the testator will be disposed of after his/ her decease without any further delay.  Previously the procedure of application was clear but the will […]

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Trademarking a slogan – the why and how

The right slogan can be of tremendous value to your brand identity, and so learning how to trademark one is a vital Intellectual Property (IP) lesson. Let us take a detailed look at the surprisingly complex status of catchphrases in IP law. What exactly is a slogan? The definition provided by the United States Patent and Trademark […]

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Playing trademark hardball: Supreme Court of Appeal decision in POLO dispute

A decades-long saga about the POLO brand and what it means to consumers in South Africa saw its most recent play on February 23, 2022, when South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal handed down an important trademark judgment in LA Group (Pty) Ltd v Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd and Another (Case no 650/2020). The origin of the […]

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Different IP protections, and why you might need them

he realm of Intellectual Property (IP) holds a far greater diversity of protections than most of us realize. There is a way to safeguard your intangible assets for just about every scenario. The majority of your Intellectual Property portfolio can be covered by the three most common seals of IP authorship – patents, trademarks and […]

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Everyday IP: The iconic elegance of Italian cars

If you wanted to make a list of the most creative talents in Italian history, you would gather a host of names ranging from Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to Federico Fellini and Sophia Loren. But you would be remiss in your efforts if you did not mention the greats of Italy’s automotive industry: Enzo […]

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Five key takeaways from IP Trend Monitor 2022

The Intellectual Property (IP) sector is dynamic and complex, unlike any other. That is why those best placed to keep their finger on its pulse are seasoned IP professionals living the day-to-day business realities of their trade. It is exactly these experts that Dennemeyer surveys for the annual IP Trend Monitor study in collaboration with […]

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