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Intellectual Property considerations when expanding to the United Arab Emirates

When entering a new market, it is vital to carefully analyze all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) that may be involved.

Trademark basics: What does the R inside a circle mean?

We are just as happy to address fundamental questions as we are to handle queries about some of the most complicated points of the legal procedure!

Making the most of your patent drawings

Drawings are an essential element of any patent application for a device or design that requires a visual depiction of the functions and concepts involved.

The tech dilemma: Should I patent my app?

After developing a trail-blazer mobile app or feature, the ultimate question you need to answer is whether it makes sense to pursue patentability.

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Patents

When do patents expire?

The answer to the question "When do patents expire?" depends on several factors, including the jurisdiction of their original registration.

Utility patent vs. design patent: What protections do they offer?

Understanding the utility patent vs. design patent distinction — and how these categories vary around the world — is vital to securing the right IP protection.

Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies

It is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023.

Trademarks

Trademark complications: absolute and relative grounds in MENAP countries

The examination stage of a trademark application, which determines if it will be rejected or progress toward registration, involves specific procedures that must be followed to the letter.

Nice Classifications in fine detail: peculiarities in the MENAP region

Understanding these unique conditions is essential for companies looking to do business in the region.

MENAP: Powers of attorney for trademark filing - necessity or burden?

While PoAs have a certain benefit related to legal certainty, many objections remain against mandating PoAs for trademark filings.

Industry News

Appointment of new CEO, Tobias Diebold

The Dennemeyer Group enters a new era.

Playing trademark hardball: Supreme Court of Appeal decision in POLO dispute

A decades-long saga about the POLO brand and what it means to consumers in South Africa saw its most recent play.

WTR 1000: Dennemeyer lauded again for excellence in trademark management

The Dennemeyer Group is honored to be cited once again in the latest release of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.