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6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an attractive global business centre and gateway to the wider Middle East region for international companies seeking to commercialise and exploit their brands, products and technologies. However, the UAE is often considered to present risks from an intellectual property (IP) infringement perspective – a perception that potentially can undermine … Continue Reading

Navigating the Risks of Omnichannel Retail

Digital innovation is reinventing the retail experience. IT is changing the way retailers interact with customers by integrating sales and communication channels, enabling in-store digital interfaces and diversifying payment platforms. As retailers look to fuse existing operational silos in favour of an omnichannel strategy, the role of IT is increasingly recognized as critical to achieving … Continue Reading

Data Protection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Primer

Although some surveys of privacy law suggest otherwise, privacy requirements do in fact exist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)and are very relevant to companies operating there or seeking to provide services to customers in KSA. Background The paramount body of law in KSA is the Sharīʿah. The Sharīʿah is comprised of a collection … Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 5

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the fifth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes articles on the running of a competitive RFP process, a note on the use of warranties, indemnities and undertakings in English, South African and UAE law and a Middle East Regional Telecommunications update. Please contact Justin Cornish, … Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 4

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the fourth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes articles on the importance of due diligence in an outsourcing transaction and on maintaining competitive pricing in a long-term services arrangement and updates on the amendments … Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 3

The April edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus, a newsletter from Latham’s Middle East Technology, IP, and Sourcing team, is now available. The new issue considers several topics, including the challenges that organisations looking to implement an outsourcing strategy must consider in their outsourcing agreements, updates on the eGovernment strategy … Continue Reading
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