I am an experienced senior trademarks paralegal in our Intellectual Property Group, based in Dubai.

I assist with advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including brand protection and brand portfolio management.

I have nearly 10 years' experience, specialising in a range of trademark matters in the MENA region. I am fluent in English and Arabic, and my experience covers trademark prosecution, including portfolio management, conducting clearance searches, filing and registration of trademarks, in addition to handling oppositions and appeals. I have advised and assisted numerous clients across a range of industries including aviation, fashion, retail, entertainment, restaurants, cosmetics, real estate, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications in their worldwide filing programmes.

I advise clients on the protection and enforcement of their trademark rights before the UAE authorities, including the preparation and processing of all associated legal documentation and conducting trainings to officials on behalf of brand owners. I also have experience in handling anti-counterfeit matters in the Middle East countries.

Education
  • Lebanese International University, Bachelor's Degree in Banking and Finance
  • WIPO Academy, General Course on Intellectual Property
  • BPP University, London, Graduate Diploma in Law (currently studying)