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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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Playing your cards right: trade secret or patent?

Understand the strengths and weaknesses of trade secrets and patents before choosing one or the other for your Intellectual Property (IP).

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The now and future of MENAP IP: a roundtable discussion

Our expert panel discuss the current state of IP in the MENAP region and what the future holds.

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Pick your patent poison: to renew upfront or not?

South Africa provides a practical case study of a jurisdiction where only renewals are payable.

Trademarks

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Everyday IP: Mickey Mouse and the tale of Intellectual Property in film

The issue of Disney's signature Mickey Mouse character entering the public domain is just one example of IP's major — and multifaceted — effects on the movie business.

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What can be trademarked — and what cannot?

At first glance, the topic of trademark eligibility seems obvious, but the reality is a lot more complex.

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The now and future of MENAP IP: a roundtable discussion

Our expert panel discuss the current state of IP in the MENAP region and what the future holds.

Industry News

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Moderna sues Pfizer / BioNTech for COVID vaccine patent infringement

Though Intellectual Property (IP) disputes are not uncommon in the pharmaceutical industry, the scale and prominence of this litigation are of rare magnitude.

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Appointment of new CEO, Tobias Diebold

The Dennemeyer Group enters a new era.

POLO

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.