Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property practice is highly regarded for its strong advisory, commercial and contentious capabilities. We advise clients on their copyright, trademark, patent and design matters, covering the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media, retail, consumer goods, technology and automotive sectors.

Our Intellectual Property practice is a full-service, leading IP team, dedicated to providing a highly personable and client focused service that has earnt the trust of many loyal clients, including private client and high net worth individuals. We can help you to register your intellectual property so it is legally safeguarded from your competitors. We also know that disputes are a fact of life and we will rigorously defend your interests both in local Courts, where we have rights of audience and international courts, where we are experienced in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Our diverse team have experience in both civil and common law jurisdictions and speak several languages including Arabic and English. With years of experience acting for clients in some of the region’s most important IP cases, we can ensure your interests are protected.


  • Clearance availability searches for trademarks, designs and patents
  • Overseeing IP portfolio, preparing and filing applications and processing them to registration
  • Maintenance of trademarks and enforcement
  • Transferring title for all forms of IP
  • Negotiating, drafting and recording licenses and assignments of IP rights including licenses and distribution, franchise and joint venture agreements
  • Commercialisation of IP and support to corporate transactions
  • IP due diligence, asset audit and management
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Pharmaceutical and regulatory advice
  • Media content protection
  • Regulatory and compliance work
  • Domain name protection and UDRP
  • Consumer Protection
  • Competition law
  • Labelling and standards compliance
"They always assess legal risks and simplify potential legal impacts in a simple and clear manner for decision making."

Chambers Global 2021

"Definitely my only choice when it comes to all IP related matters in the UAE and neighbouring countries."

Legal 500, 2022

"The IP team at BSA have a high level of know-how. They have impressed me to much."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Excellent expertise for trade mark law."

Legal 500, 2022

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