Mr Hassan Elhais takes a look at the efficient licensing mechanisms and infrastructure that make the UAE very favourable to international businesses.
Mr Hassan Elhais looks at the wide scope of what can be considered intellectual property, as defined by the Dubai Court of Cassation.
Mr Hassan Elhais explains the manner and terms of appointment for a manager of a limited liability company in the country.
Mr Hassan Elhais explores the range of options available to businesses in order to both avoid infringing on the trademarks of other businesses, and ensure a business’s own trademark is free from infringement.
Mr Hassan Elhais outlines the debate that exists around trademark ownership and how the first usage may at times triumph over registration in the battle for trademark ownership.
Mr Hassan Elhais gives a basic introduction to the principles of legal trademarks and how they can be harnessed to help businesses both create and protect their brand.
Mr Hassan Elhais explains the principles of when and why liquidation occurs and how it allows a company to retain the legal capacity for the duration of its dissolution.
Mr Hassan Elhais outlines the legal requirements that must be met for a company to change form from the provisions it was originally incorporated under, within Company Law.
Mr Hassan Elhais details that in order for a new entity to incorporate, the merging companies must adopt a legal resolution to dissolve prior to incorporation.
Mr Hassan Elhais explains one particular situation where a public joint stock or limited liability company may be allowed to dissolve if it loses more than half its capital – though the final decision rests with the General Assembly.
Mr Hassan Elhais explicitly outlines the requirements that must be met by foreign companies seeking to open a legally operational branch or representative office in the UAE.
Mr Hassan Elhais analyses the advantages of setting up offshore companies in the UAE, as well as looking at the rules and limitations of such a setup.