Saba & Co. Intellectual Property, commonly referred to as Saba IP, is a leading intellectual property firm committed to safeguarding clients’ intellectual property rights across the Middle East, Africa, and their neighboring regions. Saba IP was founded in 1926 at a time when the field of Intellectual Property Law, in the Middle East, was still in its infancy.
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Last updated 9th October 2019
JAH Intellectual Property is one of the most prominent and internationally recognized regional firms for full-spectrum IP services, portfolio management and enforcement; legal representation against infringement combines flexibility and adaptability to deliver solutions and services tailored to the clients’ needs. With branch offices in the Arab Region and additional capacity in mainland Africa through associate firms, we have the geographical reach to assist a wide array of clients. Decades of experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various jurisdictions in our region ensure that the firm can give high-quality, verified, practical advice on IP protection and enforcement strategy; this experience also means that the firm can undertake any action sought by clients most effectively and at remarkably competitive costs, based on commercial awareness. Thanks to our network of local offices, we are well positioned to execute broad filing and registration projects along with executing cross-jurisdictional strategies envisaged by clients.
Our head office in Doha, Qatar, handles with precision and efficiency the responses to all correspondence and reporting, as well as coordination with our various offices in accordance with clients/associates’ instructions, meeting high standards in compliance with the rules and practices in the countries of our operations. This is to ensure prompt, precise, innovative, transparent, high value-added services, keeping track of the documents and maintaining the consistency in our correspondence. Unlike other prominent firms in our jurisdictions, we are a genuine one-window facility for our associates and clients. Similarly to our streamlined professional services, all accounting matters are being dealt through our centralized system, which eases the burden of administrative work and ensures quality.
As mentioned above, the firm maintains its own operational offices in most Arab-speaking countries, as well as most African countries through local African IP affiliated firms functioning for JAH under our professional standards, quality control and full supervision. All our offices provide the entire IP spectrum services of trademark, patent, design and copyright prosecution and litigation. We take pride in our sophisticated office infrastructure, actively deploying technology for increasing efficiency and to meet client expectations. Our files are securely maintained in a fully digitized format, assisting in generating reports and also providing ready access for client review. We have developed our own platform for docketing, work allocation, tracking and communication, which enables flexibility, efficiency and client satisfaction. Delivering value to clients with accuracy, consistency, speed and reliability is of primary importance to our communication approach.
We support a wide range of IP owners, managers and creators whose IP assets we have helped protect and monetize. The JAH professionals have vast experience in IP law, combining IP litigation and prosecution services under one umbrella, making us a one-stop solution provider for most client needs. We at JAH understand the importance of intellectual property within an organization’s corporate strategy and provide comprehensive services with this holistic view; we also offer customized services to meet the same. This approach, combined with a policy of flat, transparent charging with value-added services such as complementary legal opinions and translations, means that we enjoy strong client retention and loyalty. These axioms and work ethics have enabled us to deliver practical and effective solutions to further clients’ business objectives and also enjoy a high level of client satisfaction.
Our colleagues are fully authorized to represent clients before judicial authorities, IP offices, customs offices and the different administrative authorities of the countries where we are located. Our staff are active members of both local and international legal associations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, INTA, ECTA and MARQUES.
AGIP was established in 1972 and has grown to become the largest IP service agent in the Arab world and one of the most respected worldwide, with fully owned offices in all the Arab countries, in addition to India, Turkey, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Malaysia. IP matters in the remaining countries are handled through the Continent Offices located at our Regional Office in Jordan.
AGIP is in full coordination with sister company, TAG Legal, with reference to any needed action to protect and enforce Intellectual Property Rights (trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, etc..) as well as other corporate legal services related to business transactions via legal actions, mediation and arbitration. TAG Legal is a globally recognized law firm which consists of more than 400 lawyers and professionals in its network.
To this end, AGIP has worked in close coordination with Arab governments and multilateral organizations on introducing an efficient IP system and helped some of these government to draft their own IP laws that has brought up significant changes to the region.
An internal training department focused its attention on the encouragement of AGIP employees to develop their capabilities and functional potentials, which in turn affect the ability of achieving the goals of the company in high efficiency. AGIP has also created its own IP courses which enhanced its employees’ capabilities to meet clients’ needs.
We believe that our track record in the IP field is exceptional as Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) provides its services based on our proven skills, our ability to provide a timely response to instructions and inquiries and the competitiveness of our rates. We successfully complete thousands of assignments each year on behalf of some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies. Our consistent growth rate is also indicative of our high quality and client satisfaction
AGIP ensures high quality deliverables that exactly address clients’ IP needs and expectations through efficient IP project management and continuous quality control supported by multi-national and bilingual professionals with diversified expertise with local, regional and international companies from various industries with advanced academic degrees.
Our Team’s Experience
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) adheres to high ethical and professional standards, and employs qualified in-house team of professionals as well as state-of-the-art technology, so as to provide a comprehensive range of IP services tailored to meet our clients’ needs, including:
We also would like to state below AGIP valuable services to its clients through specialized departments:
Watch Service: A free watch service to protect against infringing similar/exact TM registrations provided to AGIP clients which includes monitoring their trademarks that have been registered through AGIP in the Arab counties.
Intellectual Property Published Registrations (IPPR): A proprietary database that includes over 1 million published registrations in the Arab countries. This includes records of renewals, assignments and all other actions as of the filing date of each trademark.
AGIP Conflict Department: Where an office of AGIP is found to handle two confusingly similar but bona fide applications, the firm maintains a commitment to the earlier application and must withdraw from the second assignment. Offices may not knowingly file a trademark or domain name application that conflicts with a trademark that we handle, or that we believe is an imitation of another mark. In case of an opposition involving two marks that AGIP handles, the firm will not represent either party.
Published Patents Center – Patent IPPR Department: The Published Patents Center at Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) is a unique database which includes comprehensive and detailed information about patents and patent applications published in the Arab countries, including bibliographic data, abstracts, claims, description, patent families, legal status, etc.
Centralized Contact Department: At AGIP Regional office in Jordan; we have a centralized International Department which is established for clients who prefer to consolidate their work with one contact office to simplify the working procedures and unify the response to your inquiries. Your representative at such a department will take care of all your work and contact all AGIP and TAG-legal offices on your behalf to ensure that your instructions are properly handled. The Central Clients Department at AGIP has been established to provide our focus clients (who prefer to keep our department as the one contact person) with the highest quality services to meet their expectations and to provide you with one -contact person for all you IP requirements.
Last updated 4th November 2018
CWB is an IP and legal consulting firm with offices across the Middle East and North Africa and a representative office in Washington DC. CWB has been operating in Dubai for over 10 years assisting clients with trademark registration and enforcement; patent drafting, registration, enforcement and commercialisation; copyright and design protection; and anti-counterfeit services. Our clients range from multi-national companies, academic and research organisations, and SMEs to individual inventors and startup entrepreneurs. CWB provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for international clients looking to manage their IP portfolios across the region and for regional clients looking to protect and manage their IP in international markets.
In 2017, CWB’s patent practice expanded to offer two additional services - patent enforcement and commercialisation services.
Patent enforcement and commercialisation in the GCC are developing areas still very much in their infancy. While the law sets out the basic principles for enforcement, there is little precedence to follow. CWB is breaking new ground with several cases of patent dispute and enforcement in the last year, one involving a large MNC company with significant ramifications for enforcement of GCC patents at the national level.
One of CWB’s major collaborations is with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. Our patent practice provides patent procurement and commercialisation services to applicants through the Takamul program to drive IP creation and innovation in the UAE. This collaboration gives CWB the opportunity to be involved in IP implementation and value creation, contributing to the vision of innovation-driven economic diversification.
Last updated 26th March 2018