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James Dunne

James Dunne

Head of Trade Marks & Brand Protection


+971 4 429 2999

James Dunne heads our Trade Marks and Brand Protection practice in Dubai and has over 10 years’ experience in intellectual property law in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Middle East. He has practised in Dubai since 2014.

His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property with a particular focus on trade marks and brand protection. He has extensive experience in brand counselling; trade mark portfolio management; trade mark clearance, prosecution and enforcement across the Middle East and internationally.

James has advised brand owners ranging from small businesses through to market leading multinational companies across various industry sectors including hospitality and leisure; entertainment; personal care and beauty; transportation; energy and resources; aviation; technology; construction; pharmaceuticals and luxury goods areas.

James is registered as a legal consultant at the Dubai Legal Affairs Department and is a dual-qualified solicitor admitted in New South Wales (Australia) and England and Wales (United Kingdom). He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws and, in addition to his private practice experience, has also undertaken a secondment in the trade marks department of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

  • Recognised as a “Leading Lawyer”

    World Trademark Review WTR 1000, 2019

  • “James Dunne is the go-to counsel for any qualms or calamities relating to portfolio management or enforcement briefs”

    World Trademark Review WTR 1000, 2019

  • The “brilliant” James Dunne is commended by clients for his burgeoning practice.

    Chambers Global, 2019