Leading regional law firm Al Tamimi maintains an exceptional IP practice in Dubai. It is held in high regard for its strength in trade mark, copyright and patent disputes, and is also sought after by clients to coordinate regional portfolios. Further, the firm is strong in IP-related commercial contract work, such as licensing and franchising. The team represents international technology and telecoms players, as well as clients from the pharmaceutical, engineering and education sectors.
Clients say Al Tamimi & Company is "a major player with a good reputation in the UAE and beyond." One adds that the team was "well prepared and impressively successful in addressing my needs."
An Al Tamimi team co-led by partners Omar Obeidat and Ahmad Saleh assisted the Dubai Financial Services Authority with drafting regulations to facilitate the implementation of the DIFC IP law governing procedures to be followed before an IP Commissioner.
Omar Obeidat is based in Dubai, where he has long been recognised as one of the leading lawyers for IP in the Middle East. He handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, advising on issues ranging from registration to enforcement, to legislation and policy. Clients frequently seek his advice in relation to novel IP issues arising within the technology and media spheres. “He's one of the true IP legends, a good all-rounder.”
Ahmad Saleh has a broad IP practice which covers disputes relating to patent and copyright infringement. Based in Dubai, he also assists with portfolio management as well as advising on licensing agreements. "He understands our core business and is focused on customer needs." "He communicates well, and understands UAE idiosyncrasies in addition to the Western approach. He has a keen mind, and is personable too."