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TLG honoring the Dubai Economy for protection and enforcement of IPR

09-06-2021

In acknowledgment of the UAE's efforts to combat IP infringement and counterfeiting, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has removed the UAE off its Intellectual Property (IP) watch list.

According to the USTR's 2021 Special 301 Report on global IP compliance, the UAE has achieved progress on long-standing IP enforcement challenges. Thanks to a series of IP enforcement actions implemented by multiple local government and federal entities, the UAE is listed in the report as one of the countries and trading partners of the United States that take reasonable and effective efforts to safeguard and enforce intellectual property rights in accordance with international IP standards and best practices.

The report praised the enhanced efforts by UAE authorities and the important role it played in intellectual property enforcement and awareness in Dubai, resulting in the UAE's removal from the Watch List of nations that are less compliant with IP rights protection.

The Legal Group’s Intellectual Property Team including the partners Althea Rozario and Mohammad Al Sharif, along with Mohammed Deib and Mohamed Haseib were honored to present a plaque of appreciation to Ibrahim Ahmed Bahzad, Director of the Intellectual Property Protection Department. Adel Ahmad Mohammed Almajid, Senior Manager Intellectual Property Protection Sector and Jama Abdulla AlGaizi AlFalasi, Manager Intellectual Property Disputes Unit IP Department, from Dubai Economy (Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai) were also felicitated. They were acknowledged for the longstanding contribution toward protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.