The value of many of the world’s most successful companies is increasingly vested in knowledge-based, intangible assets rather than physical assets and traditional sources of competitive advantage such as manufacturing capability or location. In a fast-paced, technology-driven global economy, the valuable knowledge or intellectual property a company has – and its competitors do not – is a source of competitive advantage and is likely to be a key factor in its success.
At AMJ, we recognize that the protecting an organisation’s intellectual property is a strategic priority for business and critical to fostering the innovation which drives growth. Our dedicated intellectual property practice provides a full portfolio of contentious and non-contentious IP-related legal services.
We regularly advise leading national, regional and global brand owners on trademarks, copyright, patents, designs, domain names, trade secrets and illegal competition. Our specialist lawyers work closely with our clients to develop and implement brand protection strategies by registering their IP rights throughout the MENA region. We also advise clients on all aspects of infringement and enforcement and assist in mediating and handling disputes before the Omani courts and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Our intellectual property team provides support to the firm’s commercial and corporate teams on related matters such as the negotiation and drafting of licensing and franchise agreements, M&A due diligence, brand merchandising and marketing, technology transfer and data protection issues. Our clients value our ability to provide high quality, specialist IP advice on major corporate transactions within a broader commercial context.