20 Mar 2018

New Head of Trade Marks & Brand Protection joins leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners

Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press office

New Head of Trade Marks & Brand Protection joins leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners

Hadef & Partners has strengthened its Intellectual Property practice with the appointment of James Dunne as head of Trade Marks & Brand Protection.

Described as atrade mark registration expert” in industry journals, James advises on all aspects of intellectual property, with a particular focus on trade marks and brand protection.

A dual qualified solicitor admitted in New South Wales (Australia) and in England and Wales, James has over 10 years’ experience in intellectual property law and has practiced in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in brand counselling, trade mark portfolio management, trade mark clearance, prosecution and enforcement and in addition has managed the regional and international trade mark portfolios of market leading companies around the world.

Since his arrival in Dubai in 2014, James has continued to advise brand owners ranging from small businesses through to multinational companies across various industry sectors, including in the areas of entertainment; hospitality; cosmetics; food and beverages and online technology.

On his new appointment, James commented

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading regional firm with an international focus and outstanding reputation across a number of practice areas. As brand owners face ever increasing challenges in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both regionally and internationally, I especially look forward to working with Victoria Woods, who specialises in distribution, franchising and commercial agency, and also with the UAE legal advocates in our Dispute Resolution team led by Abdulrahman Juma, to offer our clients a full range of intellectual property expertise from one firm”.

Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner of the Dubai office of Hadef & Partners commented

“We are delighted that James has joined the firm. His regional and international experience in intellectual property, combined with the expertise in our corporate, commercial and dispute resolution teams, will enable Hadef & Partners to meet the increasing needs of clients for advice in this sector.”