Before introducing this month's newsletter, we have some major news for Clyde & Co in Saudi Arabia. We have been granted formal approval to open a Clyde & Co office in Riyadh.

Although we have been providing advice and assistance to our clients in Saudi Arabia since 2009, all work within Saudi Arabia has, until now, been undertaken through our associated law firm in Riyadh, Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily Law Office. The move to a fully integrated Clyde & Co office in Saudi Arabia is an important addition to the Clyde & Co network, adding to the existing Clyde & Co offices in the UAE, Qatar and Libya and our corresponding agent network across the region.

A Unified GCC Trade Mark Law – Half way there, and ready for 2015?

This month we report on probably the most important development in intellectual property law in the Middle East for more than 10 years. The long-awaited Unified GCC Trade Mark Law appears to be finally on its way. Rob Deans and Saba Al Sultani highlight some key points in the draft Law, and discuss its implications for the region.

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Market updates and insight from around the region

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For further information, please speak to your usual contact in the Clyde & Co IP team, or email us at

UAE Trade Marks Gazette

The latest edition of the UAE Trade Mark Gazette was published on 3 November 2014. This month's opposition deadline is 2 December 2014.

Click here for a link to the UAE Trade Mark Gazette and further information.

If you identify any marks that are of potential concern, or if you have any queries, then speak to your usual contact in the Clyde & Co IP team, or email us at

The timeframe for arranging the legalisation of a Power of Attorney (which will need to be filed at the same time as any opposition) is generally around three weeks. With this in mind, please contact us as soon as possible if you identify any marks which you may wish to oppose.

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