International Certificate Course: The Lifecycle of a Trademark - Middle East
Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions:
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
- North America
Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:
- Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
- Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
- Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
- Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
- Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
- Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
- Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
- Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
- Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.
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Taylor Wessing LLP
Munir is a Partner in private practice and working in the field of Intellectual Property in Dubai since 2008. Munir worked on numerous scopes of intellectual property, media, cyber and technology matters. His main specialty is in the field of IP and media including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media advisory, regulatory compliance and representing clients in contentious and high value disputes in the field of IP. He also works on commercialization of IP and handles complex disputes of IP and media rights.
Munir also works on major alternative dispute resolution mandates that involve negotiations and settlement as well as managing litigations locally, regionally and internationally. Munir represents a range of clients from various industry sectors, such as Media and Entertainment, FMCG, Tobacco, pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics and many more. Munir works with many multinational clients and is ranked by leading legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers, World Trademarks Review (WTR) for many years. Munir is praised for his leadership in the IP community and has been serving as a co-chair for the Middle East Global Advisory Council at INTA. Munir was named by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Middle East in 2021. Munir is a bilingual lawyer (i.e. English and Arabic) and holds LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Laws from the University of San Francisco, California.
Uğur Aktekin co-chairs the IP practice of Gün + Partners, which is internationally recognized as a leading law firm in Turkey.
Mr. Aktekin specializes in advising on issues regarding the areas of trademark, design, copyright, information technology, unfair competition, advertising and media law. He advises local and multinational companies forming and maintaining trademark prosecution, opposition, enforcement, and litigation strategies.
Gün + Partners is a member of INTA over 25 years and Mr. Aktekin attends INTA annual and leadership meetings regularly since 2001. He has been involved in various committees of INTA and currently a member of Well-known and Famous Trademarks Committee. He published various articles, interviews on INTA bulletins and Trademark Reporter and is the author of the International Opposition Guide.
Mr. Aktekin is also the founding and first two-term president of FICPI Turkey, members of which consists of trademark and patent attorneys working in private practice.
Mr. Aktekin's practice has been recognized by many independent guides to the legal profession, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Expert Guides (Euromoney), the WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers. Mr Aktekin has written several articles and has given several presentations relating to trademark law in Turkey and abroad.
Counsel & Business Development Manager
Cedar White Bradley
Dima Naber is Counsel and Business Development Manager at Cedar White Bradley (CWB). Dima has started working as an IP legal counsel for Arab clients, and then she became the International Clients Relations service Manager where she has an In-depth serviceable experience with the law firms and In-house counsels mainly from Europe and the United States which gave her the ability to understand their IP needs in compliance with the local laws in the Middle East. She also manages disparate, complex IP processes and policies in support of the global business.
Dima was recognized as an “IP Star” in the 2015 edition of Managing IP magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey.” She was nominated by her peers and clients, for her outstanding work in IP field becoming the only Arab IP expert who receives a significant number of nominations from both peers and clients.
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