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Year Joined Firm: 2000
Franklin Pierce Law Center, USA - LL.M. in Intellectual Property
University of Jordan, Jordan - LL.B.
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, French
INTA , Arab Society for the Protection of Industrial Property (ASPIP)
Licensing Executive Society-Arab Countries (LES-Arab Countries)
Mrs. Dababneh heads the Intellectual Property practice of IBLAW , with an extensive experience in Intellectual Property Policy & Regulatory Reform, IP & Unfair Competition Litigation, Licensing, and Franchising.
During the Kingdom’s WTO accession, Mrs. Dababneh was instrumental in shaping the Jordanian intellectual property legislative framework and ensuring compliance with WTO requirements. In addition she participated in advising on all IP issues related to the Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement (JUSTFA), and in the amendment of Trademarks and Patents regulations to allow implementation of the provisions of the Madrid Protocol and PCT.
She has specialized understanding of the Intellectual Property needs of key industries, and has participated in the past 23 years in advising on all aspects of IPR including evaluating, protecting, licensing, administering and litigating such rights.
Represented Philip Morris International in its acquisition of one of the major producers of tobacco in Jordan, the International Tobacco Cigarettes Company. IBLAW’s scope of work entails conducting comprehensive legal Due Diligence.
Represented the largest Jordanian Pharmaceutical Company ( Al Hikma Pharmaceuticals ) in a major deal in which it acquired a publicly traded company on the Amman Stock Exchange for cash consideration of JD116.0 million ($163.6 million where she participated in guiding the client through the transaction , completing the IP due diligence, and acquisition of all outstanding and publicly traded shares including Intellectual Property Rights within approximately 2 months.
Mrs. Dababneh is recognized in several landmark IP judicial decisions in trademarks , and unfair competition matters, including obtained a critical decision related to look alike products, in favor of one of the firm’s clients. The said decisions had been considered as Judicial Precedent under the Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets Law no 15 for the year 2000, in respect of counterfeiting of lookalike products, based on proving unfair competition acts.
She enjoys a unique specialty in franchising and; licensing, and drafted a special report related to Franchising Arrangements for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), which serves as a guideline identifying key legal issues involved in using franchising as a vital component and tool to enhance and promote business growth and expansion.
She has done extensive work in respect of enforcing the Kingdom’s ex officio administrative authority in the areas of copyright piracy and trademark infringement; , and served as member of a national committee formulated to enhance the kingdom’s IPR enforcement and borders ex officio authority.
She is one of the Kingdom’s key IP trainers and participated in public awareness sessions for key sectors including Parliamentarians, journalists, and Ambassadors. In addition she has several publications on protection of Look Alike Products, Licensing and Technology Transfer, and Unfair Competition issues.
Last but not least , Mrs. Dababneh rendered Intellectual Property consultancy and regulatory services to other countries in the region and handled the World Bank project on amending IP legislation of the Palestinian National Authority.
Key IP Areas:
- Trade Mark
- Trade Secrets
- Filing & Prosecution
- IP Transactions
- Strategy & Advisory
- Food & Beverage
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Luxury Goods
- Pharmaceuticals inc Biotechnology + Life Sciences
Last updated 17th April 2018