OUR RANGE OF IP RIGHTS SERVICES ARE


Trademark, Patent and Design Registration

Search and monitor for published trademarks, designs of client's original mark and offer registration for maintaining, licensing and counselling services for trademarks, patents and designs within the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.


Trademark, Patent and Design Examination/Valuation

We examine the application in order, according to the filing date of the application. Once the requirements have been met, the application then is forwarded to the trademark, patent office where its registered.


Trademark, Patent and Design portfolio management/counseling

Our Intellectual Property portfolio management services allows our clients to track application status, information, invoices and progress. Our system makes us able to send instructions to any of our IP offices for services such as search, renewal and recording of client's license. We even assist our clients in times of difficulties if they are unable to understand the application process by counselling them in terms of the process, schedules, payments, application status, search process and renewals.


Trademark, Patent and Design Appeals, oppositions, cancellation actions and courts

Our legal attorneys help in reviewing the cases, whenever our clients have requested for a formal change to an official decision or in terms of error correction as well as cancellation. In case a person believes that they can suffer damage while registering a mark or design can file an opposition and our attorneys make sure they help their clients in their best interest. However, the opposition can only be processed in response to the publication of the mark in the Official Gazette.


Trademark, Patent and Design Renewals/Annuities

To renew the trademark so as to protect the mark from threats, our trusted attorneys let our clients know when to pay for the renewals of their respected trademark which could be 7,10 or 15 years depending on the country they are registered in. Whereas, when it comes to patent our attorneys set annuity reminder for our clients to inform them regarding the annuity payment to keep their patent alive every year.


Trademark watch

We safeguard your valuable brand and accurately respond to potential infringements with a full range of expert, local and international trademark watching. Our trademark watch services helps our client's to systematically uncover potential conflicts involving newly published trademark applications on an international level. We screen the gazettes and the newly filed marks are handed over in a timely manner to our clients so as to help them make the right business decisions.


Patent and design drafting

We at RM Abounaja, provide clear and concise patent and design drafting services to our required clients. Considering the aspect of Arabic language in mind along with the GCC and local patent requirements, our group of trusted attorneys delivers services that include but are not limited to drafting of claims, description of patent, drawings and all of the needed Arabic patent translation services.


Trademark, Patent and Design Official, Database and Common Law Search

Our inclusive database and common law search determines trademark availability in the MENA region and on an international level. Our trained attorneys make use of advanced searching techniques coupled with most up-to-date trademark databases to uncover registered, cancelled and expired trademarks as well as pending and abandoned trademark applications.


Franchising and licensing

We represent a full range of franchisors, from start ups to national and international franchise organisations and systems. We provide protection of confidential or sensitive information and other Intellectual Property issues common to the franchise systems. We provide effective advice in franchising by accurately accessing the unique relationship between franchisors and franchisees.


Anti-infringements

At RM Abounaja Intellectual Property services, we provide a wide range of anti-infringement services which safeguard your Intellectual Property rights as well as your financial interests. Our attorneys at our firm, provide our clients with the necessary expertise to advise you on anti-infringement matters. We work in all sorts of infringement areas that include trademark, patent, design and copyright all across the Middle East and North Africa region.


Customs Recordation

We provide the record of the trademark used or intended to be used, in order to identify and distinguish the brand from that of the other providers and to specify the source of the brand. Moreover, we keep the maintenance of the Customs database for Intellectual Property rights after the completion of the necessary procedures.


Anti-Counterfeit/Anti-Piracy

We counsel on implementing strategies to prevent counterfeiting and piracy. We work in conjunction with your business, specialist investigators and government agencies to achieve a cost effective and coordinated resolution. We are also well placed to direct on online anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy protection.


Litigation

Our litigation services are exponentially unique in its focus on creating affordable value and cost efficiency for complex litigation matters. We undertake a complete analysis before recommending our clients initiate litigation.


Legal and technical Translation

We have you covered with the expertise of local language translators and technology specialists. We handle translation of the full spectrum of patent, legal, and technical documents. All our translation projects are performed in accordance with the processes that meet voluntary quality assurance standards for translation services.