Dubai International Financial Centre, Building 4 East, 6th Floor
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai

+971 4 364 1641

Patent star 2020/21

Trade mark star 2020/21

English and Arabic


Jurisdictions:

United Arab Emirates

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Designs
Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Tobacco


Omar has extensive experience in IP Audit Due Diligence having managed the entire IP Audit for Qatar Rail, Emaar Malls and Meraas Holding IPO.

Omar helps his clients protect and manage their intellectual property rights in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq, by way of managing trademark portfolios and advised on protection of IP rights, and enforcing trademarks and copyright throughout the region whether through Customs authorities for in-bound and out-bound shipments or through local police and administrative authorities in respect of offending goods in-market. His experience in the field of intellectual property enables him to train judges, police officers and custom officials on the laws and practice of enforcement and prosecution of rights. 

Omar is also particularly strong on pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and acted for the main organisation and members of the pharmaceutical organisation (PhRMA) on challenging unauthorised marketing approvals. Omar also advises tobacco clients on standards and specifications conformity and also in acting against Contraband and illicit trade. Omar further advises on Marketing Campaigns and Promotions and clearances for advertisements. Omar has also taken on high profile cases of defamation in favour of major broadcasters and advises on false advertisement and unfair commercial practices. 

On the legislative side, Omar assisted in drafting and commenting on Trademarks Regulation, Industrial Property (Design & Patent) Law, Trade Secrets Draft, Competition draft, Cyber Crimes Law, Plant Varieties Law, and E-commerce Law.

 

Year Joined Firm: 1999

Education/Alumni:

  • 1997 - Jordan Lawyers Bar Association
  • 1997 - University of Georgia at Athens, USA – LL.M. degree
  • 1996 - Yarmouk University, Jordan - LLB degree

Network Memberships: Omar is member to many organisations locally and internationally including Dubai Quality Group, Board member of Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG). Jordan Bar Association and International Trademarks Association (INTA) and chaired and sat on various committees with INTA. 

Omar is on the editorial board of the Trademark Lawyer Publication. He is also a Trustee and Board member to the Dubai Advisory Board for Intellectual Property. This Board advises the Dubai Government on high level matters and strategies in relation to Intellectual Property. In addition to being a member of the Advisory Board for the Middle East North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA).

 

Last updated 30th June 2017