For the fifth year in a row, Clyde & Co has been named as the overall top firm for patent work in the UAE by Managing IP (MIP) in its World Patent Survey.
The survey covers both patent prosecution and patent contentious work. It is the first part of the MIP World Survey 2011 to be announced, and it follows Clyde & Co's 'perfect score' in 2010, when the IP team was the first ever to be ranked top tier in all specialist categories.
The aim of the MIP World Survey is to identify the strongest IP practices operating in each of the prosecution and contentious categories in 75 jurisdictions, including the UAE. It is compiled through extensive interviews with industry professionals and is one of the most comprehensive studies of the IP legal market.
Clyde & Co's team have backgrounds with top-tier law firms from around the globe including a number of Arabic speaking specialists from the Middle East. The team's focus is on the provision of high quality specialist advice on complex intellectual property issues in the UAE and across the Middle East region. The range of work covered by the team includes virtually all aspects of intellectual property including the protection and exploitation of patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, domain names, know-how and trade secrets.