HEAD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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Munir heads our Intellectual Property practice and with over a decade of experience in the region his expertise covers all areas of Intellectual Property, media, commercial transactions, regulatory works, IT and related disputes resolution. He is experienced in managing trademark and IP portfolios on local, regional and global scales. He is also very active in the field of IP enforcement, litigation and the anti-counterfeiting space. He has overseen major enforcement campaigns and worked closely with IP owners to setup strategies for IP protection in the region.
Munir has led numerous substantial litigations, including civil actions and criminal proceedings which are considered landmark precedents in the UAE IP system. He has also provided strategic advice and managed raid actions against counterfeiters and lobbied for brand owners with law enforcement officials. He also advises boutique corporations and multinational entities across many different sectors on a full range of IP issues including transactional advisory, clearances, due diligence, IP audits, franchise, licenses, acquisition and disposition of IP rights.
Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Munir was a partner at Al Tamimi & Company advising on the full suite of Intellectual Property including patents, copyrights, designs, know how, IT and numerous IP and trademark contentious matters.
Munir also advises on general corporate inquiries, such as setup, regulatory affairs, commercial agencies disputes, trade names conflict, advising in compliance with GSOs and standards, advising on advertisements and competition law, products liability and recalls, consumers’ protection, handling domain names disputes and assisting in commercial agencies enforcement and advisory issues.
Munir holds an LLM in IP & IT law from Korret Law Centre School of Law, San Francisco and is bilingual in English and Arabic.