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Trademark Infringement & Counterfeiting in UAE Law

This article would tell you how Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants helped one of their clients, a popular water brand, to resolve the trademark infringement dispute with a competitor. It was not a great surprise for the owner of a well-known water brand (Plaintiff) carrying business since 1969 in several countries to find its trademark was registered by Competitor Company (Respondent) in the UAE enjoying their trade name. When approached the concerned Ministry, Plaintiff was surprised by finding that the Respondent registered their trademark under same category/activity already. Plaintiff sent warning notice to Defendant for canceling registration, but no avail. Hence, … Continue reading Trademark Infringement & Counterfeiting in UAE Law

Fire Insurance Policy in UAE

Everybody knows that risk is an inherent aspect of Man’s life. It made him develops and takes precautionary measures to protect himself, his family and properties against risks . Despite being quite aware that such measures will not protect him from his fate, Man tends to take such measures to mitigate the adverse consequences of the risks whenever occurred. Among such measures is insurance whether for life or properties which include “Fire Insurance”. Insurance implies “Safety” and “Security” and legists have defined it as “an agreement that Insurer thereby undertakes to provide insurance against certain risks in consideration of an … Continue reading Fire Insurance Policy in UAE

Maritime Arbitration in Dubai – Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major maritime hubs bridging Asia and Europe. It is located geographically in the cross road of three major international maritime roads: Suez Cana, Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Strait of Hormuz. In the year 2007, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, established Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities in Dubai. UAE is registering dense maritime activity in oil and goods transportation. To increase confidence in the UAE market, DMCA took the initiative to establish a specialized maritime arbitration centre known as “Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre”. Emirates Maritime … Continue reading Maritime Arbitration in Dubai – Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Amendment in UAE Commercial Companies Law

On 1 July 2015, long-awaited Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 concerning Commercial Companies Law came into force, replacing Old Commercial Companies Federal Law No. 8 of 1984. As per the new law, all Companies are required to amend their existing Memorandum and Articles of Association to comply with the new law that raises level of corporate governance, offers more protection to shareholders and provides new governing rules for all type of Companies. Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants provide legal consultation on new Commercial Companies law and offer comprehensive legal assistance for amending requisite documents by charging reasonable professional fees. Please … Continue reading Amendment in UAE Commercial Companies Law

Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

A witness is someone who has some useful information about a related crime and is called on to testify at the court. A witness has certain rights as well as responsibilities for they have an important role in the proceeding of Criminal cases. The information provided by witnesses becomes part of the evidence which the judge can accept or deny accordingly. UAE law has laid down certain conditions in which a testimony can be denied; for instance, in case of interests and hostility, it is the court’s responsibility to consider such a matter. This article mainly focus on the rights … Continue reading Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

United Arab Emirates constitution shapes social and cultural norms for the state’s evolution. Article 25 of the Constitution defines all citizens as equal before the law, explicitly forbidding discrimination and defamation on the basis of religion and social status and it establishes that those accused of breaking the law are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Article 44 of the Constitution contains express provision that it is duty incumbent upon all the people living in the United Arab Emirates to respect and comply with Constitution, laws, orders issued by public authorities and maintain public morality at all times. Act … Continue reading The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

Ramadan Kareem 2015 & Discount for Legal Consultation

Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants wishes you and your family Peaceful & Blessed Ramadan. Continuing with our tradition, Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants are offering substantial discount on Legal consultation & Professional fees during the entire month of Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem! We provide legal consultation in the following practice areas and more: Civil Litigation Criminal Litigation Commercial Litigation Maritime Law Real Estate Law Family & Personal Status Law Establishment & Company Formation Employment Law Mediation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution & Settlement For more information, please check the Practice Areas section on our website. Please contact us if you are in … Continue reading Ramadan Kareem 2015 & Discount for Legal Consultation

Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

The UAE Maritime Code, also known as the UAE Federal Law No. 26 of 1981, is the law for the regulation and governance of shipping practices in the UAE. This law, amended in the year 1988, covers a variety of topics through its sections and is the guiding light for resolving issues related to maritime law code followed in the UAE. The law has been made in accordance to modern international maritime or admiralty laws followed and accepted as international standards and is in line with the maritime law followed by the member states of the Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council. … Continue reading Understanding Maritime Law Regulations in UAE

Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged In Dispute Resolutions

In the United Arab Emirates, Mediation is being employed for settling various cases of disputes involving civil & commercial matters as well as family law. Various Mediation centres have been opened to resolve disputes. Many steps have been taken to make mediation an acceptable recourse aside from law courts. Here are some of the mediation centres in UAE that are actively involved in facilitating mediations in UAE: Dubai International Financial Center The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) court rules encourage participation in mediation and conciliation processes as an alternative to resolve disputes.  RDC 27.1 states, “While emphasizing the primary role … Continue reading Mediation Centres in UAE Engaged In Dispute Resolutions