Doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can be challenging. Whether you are selling products or services, protecting and enforcing your intellectual property in the MENA region is possible, provided you have the rights upon which to bring an action. Expert, strategic advice is required at the outset.
As a region which is generally civil law based, the court systems and available dispute resolution options can also present problems, particularly for rights holders from common law jurisdictions. You need to understand which options are right for you taking into account the circumstances of the dispute. We can assist you to maximise your chances of achieving the preferred result for your business.
With our mix of Western and Arab knowledge and expertise, Gowling WLG can be the guide you need in the Middle East. Driven to find practical solutions, we understand the concerns and frustrations that you have when looking to litigate in MENA countries. We can pre-empt these issues by using our deep understanding of the court systems and enforcement options throughout the region.
Our UAE based team has the support of a global platform, which allows work to be carried out around the clock. You'll also benefit from our wide sector knowledge in key areas such as tech, automotive, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), hospitality, retail, and life sciences.
We manage the litigation of a wide range of intellectual property (IP) rights, including infringement opinions, criminal actions, civil actions and administrative actions, as well as working closely with custom authorities.
We always strive to become an extension of your team. Get in touch with our award-winning team and let's protect your interests together.