Our Global Reach

Middle East

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) have taken significant steps to establish diversified knowledge based economies. As one of the world's largest law firms dedicated exclusively to the practice of intellectual property (IP) law, Oblon is uniquely situated to assist companies in and around MENA. Our principal aim is to bring international best practices and international standards of service to our MENA-based clients.

Our experienced team of attorneys and patent specialists are especially active in helping MENA-based entities establish and expand their IP programs. The team has a keen understanding of the role that research, patent protection, and subsequent commercialization play in nurturing the transition to an entrepreneurial and knowledge based economy that can compete globally.

Oblon provides a comprehensive set of services specifically tailored to (MENA)-based companies, higher educational institutions, and university-affiliated research facilities to address virtually every type of intellectual property issue that can arise, including, but not limited to:

  • Personal onsite visits
  • Establishing a patent culture and harvesting inventions
  • IP Workflow Development
  • Education & IP Awareness Seminars
  • Application drafting and prosecution
  • Innovation management
  • Document Management Systems & Status Reports
  • Commercialization strategies
  • Licensing and transactional matters
  • Trademark and copyright issues
  • Brand development and implementation

Our experienced team of attorneys and patent specialists are especially active in helping MENA Universities and Companies establish custom-tailored intellectual property programs. The group includes Arabic speakers and has a keen understanding of the role that research and patent protection play in nurturing the transition to an entrepreneurial and knowledge based economy that is competitive in the current global environment.