Welcome to the winter edition of our newsletter

With the introduction of a dedicated intellectual property team into the UK offices of Clyde & Co this month we are highlighting some of the key differences between handling intellectual property litigation in the UK and the UAE. Our main article compares and contrasts the Court systems and trial processes in each of these countries.

To read our main article, please click  here.

Market updates and insights

This month's market updates and insights section brings news of a significant increase in the official fees in Kuwait for trade marks, patents and designs. As reported in October, with the establishment of the GCC Trade Mark Law and the subsequent move towards online filings, the trend of increased official fees may well continue across the Gulf states in the coming months.

To read further market updates and insight from around the region please click here.

Clyde & Co in action

This month, we thought we would start to let our readers know what we have been up to outside the office.

During September and October, our intellectual property team has been supporting the design community in the UAE through a series of workshops organised by the Dubai Design & Fashion Council.

To read more, please click here.

UAE Trade Mark Gazette

The latest edition of the UAE Trade Mark Gazette was published on 15 November 2015 and we have made a copy of this Gazette available online. This month's opposition deadline is 14 December 2015.

Click here to view it online

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