United Trademark & Patent Services

United Arab Emirates

Suite 401-402, Al Hawai Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates


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Managing Partner: Maria Farrukh Irfan Khan
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Firm - Year of Establishment: 1949
Number of Partners: 6
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 50
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Japanese and French

United Trademark & Patent Services, is an IP specialized law firm, that was founded in the year 1949 with a vision to cater to the Intellectual Property Law needs of our clients. With more than 7 decades of IP experience, the law firm comprises lawyers and technical analysts specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and related issues.
Excellence in our work has won the firm a leading position in this specialized field of law and we take pride in having more than 100 of Fortune 500 companies on our firm’s portfolio.

International reach
Enforcing IP rights across borders might be a little difficult, in countries where we do not have our own offices. Since UTPS has its own branch in the Middle East, South Asia, and African countries, there is not much difficulty to coordinate with our colleagues in those countries, in order to initiate actions against the infringers, based on local practices and customs.
The time difference also plays a role which sometimes requires over-the-clock diligence, so that we are compatible with the working hours of the other countries.
This enables us to simultaneously comply with clients’ wide-ranging requests, from the acquisition of strong exclusive rights to the effective enforcement and management of IP portfolios.

Our strength as a full-service provider
UTPS provides clients with tailor-made services for protecting IP rights, from filing patent, design, and trademark registrations, to enforcing IP rights through litigation or negotiations.
While the firm expertly handles portfolios for multinational companies, the same commitment is also provided to start-up companies and individual clients leading the way in new technologies and markets. It has also developed a strong agency network of associates across the region, as well as around the world. UTPS established presence throughout the region allows us to seamlessly deliver cross-jurisdictional advice to clients.

Ability to resolve IP disputes and High-quality services in related areas
Our team comprises highly experienced IP litigation lawyers and patent/trademark attorneys with a track record of successful cases, including infringement litigation and invalidation proceedings against decisions.

  • Due diligence and pre-filing clearance relating to Intellectual Property rights
  • Copyright, Design, Patent, and Trademark filing and prosecution
  • Patent landscaping and freedom to operate analysis (worldwide)
  • Patent specification translation to Arabic (which is a pre-requisite to file a GCC or national application)
  • Licensing, franchising, distributorship issues
  • Acquisition, divestiture, and technology
  • Intellectual Property portfolio management
  • Company formation
  • Arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Infringement and enforcement actions and litigation relating to Intellectual Property (IP) including those arising from commercial IP agreements
  • Domain name disputes
  • Anti-counterfeiting, administrative actions, raids, and seizures of counterfeit products

Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise
Aerospace, Advertising, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities