We work with clients globally across a range of IP issues, wherever they seek to do business. Clyde & Co has leading IP teams in the Middle East and the UK. We regularly coordinate with leading external firms in other jurisdictions as and when clients' international IP strategies require.

  • Trade Marks & Brands

    Trade Marks & Brands

    Proactive, dedicated and expert in the region
    WTR 1000, 2013
    This dynamic outfit has vital local know-how..."without question the leader for trademarks in the UAE"
    WTR 1000, 2013

    Combining specialist IP practitioners with local on the ground expertise to advise on multi-jurisdiction brand strategies.

    Our offices advise on global brand protection strategies, including undertaking clearance searches, advising on the launch of new brands, review of partner and franchising agreements, and the enforcement of trade marks and rights in goodwill.

    Our lawyers are well-versed in trade mark and branding disputes. Where possible, we will always seek to resolve disputes without the expense of court proceedings. However, for when an impasse is reached, our team is drawn from pre-eminent IP litigation firms with extensive experience of trade mark, passing off and licence proceedings before national courts, regional IP registries and arbitral forums.

    In the Middle East, our substantial trade mark team combines the expertise of specialist practitioners, recruited from some of the world's leading international IP firms, with local practitioners who have truly in depth knowledge of the region.

    We ensure that trade mark applications are prepared with due consideration to the practices of regional trade marks offices and the practical realities of enforcement. This can often result in small, but important changes being made to an application in order to meet local standards. The same principles hold true on more substantive matters such as oppositions and cancellation actions.

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    • Rob Deans


    • Joycia Young


    • Elliot Papageorgiou


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  • Commercial IP

  • Copyright & Design Rights

  • Patents & Trade Secrets

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  • ....renowned for guiding clients through the lifecycle of a mark, handling top-end prosecution mandates side by side with litigation
    WTR 1000, 2014
  • ...our first point of call for IP
    Chambers Global, 2014
  • ...a full-service offering that is unmatched in the region
    Chambers Global, 2012

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