What We Do
We offer a vast and comprehensive range of services associated with securing and enforcing intellectual property rights, so we are recognized regionally and internationally as the lead firm in the Intellectual Property field in United Arab Emirates, GCC and Middle East countries.
Our IP services are drawn on our in-depth understanding of our regulatory and legislative IP environment and on the rich and multi-disciplinary expertise of legal professionals.
We conduct registration of Trademark,Patent,Design and Copyright in the following countries
Trademarks, Patents, Designs and Copyrights Registration
We cover all of our clients’ Intellectual Property needs from litigation, prosecution, maintenance, licensing and counseling services related to trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial designs and models in United Arab and GCC and Middle East countries. Through our long-established global network of associates.
We also provide services related to infringement, counterfeiting, opposition, cancellation and appeal actions.
Search for Trademarks
By using search strategies, DGIP’s Intellectual Property Data Center conducts a comprehensive search for similar/identical trademarks and their status in United Arab Emirates and GCC and Middle East countries. Before filing an application, the IP Data Center checks whether the trademarks are available for registration, in order to avoid any conflict with or infringement on earlier rights owned by third parties.
The time duration for search
The IP Data Center guarantees comprehensive, high-quality and electronic search service with competitive rates. In addition, accurate result reports will be delivered within less than 24 hours.
Registering trademarks in GCC and Middle East countries
For registering a trademark, an application shall be submitted with the Trademark Office. Trademark applications must be filed in Arabic. The applications should be filed through our licensed law firms in GCC and Middle East countries.
The trademark office will carry out the necessary checking to the above application and will issue an examination report which shall indicate whether further information must be provided, The trademark office may impose whatsoever restrictions and modifications it may consider necessary for defining and clarifying the trademark in a manner to prevent confusion with another already registered mark or for any other reason it may deem fit. The trademark office normally calls upon the applicant to reply to such reports within fixed period. Any requirements listed in the trademark office report must either be accepted by the applicant or appealed against it to the Trademarks Committee. Upon resolution of all outstanding issues, trademark applications preliminary approved for registration are published in the UAE Official Gazette. The trademark registration must also be published in local newspapers. Before filing an application, the IP Data Center checks whether the trademarks are available for registration, in order to avoid any conflict with or infringement on earlier rights owned by third parties.
Trademark Watch Service
DGIP provides its clients with a Trademark Watch Service whereby local markets are continuously searched for marks imitating those of our clients. In case of any infringing signs, a detailed report including recommendations will be issued.
Patent Validation System
We will not spare any effort to accelerate the examination procedures at the national patent offices; therefore we offer our clients:
Search reports analysis: to find any granted patents for the desired applications that would be valid at the national Patent offices.
Amendments on claims: to make the application pursuant to the national patent laws.
Follow-up on examination process: the “validation process” will be completed by issuing a granted patent.
Patent Infringement Follow-up
Market Watch is actively and continuously conducted to alert us of any kind of infringement; thus guarantying maximum protection for your patents.
Because pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents are at an extremely high risk of infringement, DGIP has created a new service for this sector which consists of tracking and following-up any patent or data protection infringement at the local health authorities and patent offices to control and make sure of proper protection.
Search for Published Patents
By using high-quality search strategies, DGIP’s Intellectual Property (IP) Data Center conducts a comprehensive search for similar patents and their status published in the official gazettes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , GCC and Middle East Patent Offices.
Before filing an application, the IP Data Center checks whether the patents are available for registration, in order to avoid any conflict with or infringement on earlier rights owned by third parties.
Domain Name Registration
DGIP is one of the leading domain name registration providers, offers a full range of domain name services including management, registration, renewals and transfers.
Through DG-IP-Renewals, the first and only IP renewal company in the region, trademark owners and legal firms are provided with a great tool to keep track and maintain their registered Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) with minimal effort. DGIP-Renewals facilitate the renewal process for trademarks, patents, domain names and other IPRs.
Our valuation services help determine the financial value of all IPRs, whether brands, trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets or industrial designs. This is performed through licensing and selling IP assets or through mergers and acquisitions.
Licensing and Franchising
Our licensing and franchising services are provided to our clients in all Arab countries. This includes drafting licensing and franchising agreements, along with providing legal consultations on the compatibility of such agreements with Arab laws, mediation and litigation.
IP Portfolio Management
DGIP.com, an online state-of-the-art Intellectual Property Portfolio Management System, allows clients to keep track of their portfolios and provide accurate, real-time 24-hour access to the relevant information they need. Clients will be able to track and manage the progress of their applications in all countries where DGIP is the agent. Clients will also be able to send online instructions concerning all DGIP services covering trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights and domain names. Each main service includes the following: search, renewal, change of name, change of address, recording a license, recording an assignment, recording a merger and others.