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Intellectual Property - United Arab Emirates
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What the team is known for

Clyde & Co's Dubai office is home to a market-leading IP practice whose lawyers advise on all key areas of intellectual property. The department is highly adept when it comes to IP-related commercial issues such as brand protection, portfolio management, franchise agreements and licensing. It has a strong track record in cross-border patent litigation and enforcement, with further skills in trade mark opposition and anti-counterfeiting. Its clientele includes international media brands in addition to companies from the aviation and education sectors.

Strengths

Market commentators say: "Clyde & Co stand out as leaders."

Work highlights

Dubai partner Joycia Young led a Clydes team which advised long-standing client Etihad on a variety of brand protection initiatives, including social media take-downs, domain name disputes and the rebranding of its travel management division.

Notable practitioners

Joycia Young focuses primarily on commercial IP. She is frequently retained by significant international clients to assist with brand construction as well as the commercialisation of their portfolios. She is based in Dubai.
"Joycia Young at Clyde & Co is excellent." "Her attention to detail is exceptional."

Dubai-based Mark Devaney acts on contentious as well as non-contentious IP matters, with experience relating to both trade marks and copyright. He works on behalf of a wide variety of clients, from startups to large multinationals, and is a well-regarded lawyer within the market.

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