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Dennemeyer opens new office in Dubai

Published on: 08 May 2014
by Simona Filote, Marketing Manager at Dennemeyer Group

Dennemeyer & Associates is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations in the Arabic region, with the opening of a new office in the United Arab Emirates, located in the heart of Dubai, within the Business Bay area.

Dennemeyer & Associates has been a key global provider of IP legal services for over 50 years and is currently present with offices in eight countries: Luxembourg (Headquarters), Australia, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, United Arab Emirates and United States. With the setup of the new office in Dubai, Dennemeyer continues to carry out its plans of consolidating the firm’s global presence and reaching out to new markets.

The Dubai office has been created for two reasons: firstly, to assist international clientele with all their IP business in the Middle East and Africa. Secondly, to offer local clients and global firms based in the Arabic territories the full suite of IP legal services, customized to the particularities characterizing this region. The office, backed by Dennemeyer’s experienced international team, will offer the whole bundle of IP services: patent and trademark searching, drafting, filing, prosecution, IP recordal services, domain name management, copyright protection, optimization and counselling regarding IP portfolios and evaluation, drafting and negotiating IP contracts and agreements, anti-counterfeiting, IP litigation, and contractual matters.

In addition to said services, clients will also benefit from any other of the sophisticated IP products and services offered by the Dennemeyer Group: its 360° IP Consulting Services for streamlining strategic and operational IP activities worldwide, an interactive online IP portfolio management (especially designed for trademark renewals and patent annuities), and a flexible IP management software solution (DIAMS iQ) which is amongst the forerunners on the market.

Dennemeyer Group’s CEO, Dr. Reinhold Nowak, commented:

“In recent years, the Arabic world has become more and more aware of the importance of innovation and intellectual property protection, and how these aspects support the sustainable development and wellbeing of a region. The increased awareness has determined these countries to put R&D and IP on their national priority agendas and to adopt legislation, strategies and economic investments, aimed at encouraging and enabling innovation and IP rights enforcement. This is crucial in supporting the strategy of building up innovation and IP to secure wealth and prosperity in the post-oil period. While the Arabic region is still facing a lot of challenges in providing basic tools for preventing and fighting infringements (through education, legislation, nonprofit organizations dedicated to IP, etc.), at the same time the progress of the Arabic world in the IP area is visible and the advancements will no doubt continue even more in the upcoming years, giving Dennemeyer the opportunity to support the region and its market”.

The new office is managed by Mr. Jan Wrede, an Attorney-At-Law called to the bar in Germany and Italy, and a qualified Trademark & Design Attorney (European Union, Italy). He counts more than 15 years of professional experience as an IP Attorney with well-known IP law firms in Italy. Mr. Wrede’s area of expertise includes trademark filing and prosecution, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, IP contracts, labelling, unfair competition, geographical indications, domain names, and IP litigation. He has been a member of several INTA and ECTA Committees, where he currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Geographical Indications Committee. He has also been representing ECTA before the WIPO, the European Commission and the APAA, and co-authored a chapter on the Community Trademark in a renowned Italian IP commentary. Mr. Wrede speaks English, German, and Italian.

"I am excited to connect Dennemeyer’s international structure with one of today's world-leading commercial hubs. Applying our expertise to this challenging social-economic habitat, we shall offer customized solutions to all kinds and sizes of IP work in the whole region." underlined Mr. Wrede.

Dr. Fichter, Director of Dennemeyer & Associates, noted: “We are happy to welcome Mr. Wrede to the Dennemeyer family; his extensive IP background complemented by his cross-cultural experience makes him a good fit for introducing our firm to the cultural and business diversity of the Arabic world.”

You are kindly invited to contact the new office at the address below:

United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Dennemeyer & Associates
Al Sa'ada Street, Business Bay,
Prism Tower, Office #701
Phone: +971 (0) 4430 3943
Mobile: +971 561 379 295
Fax: +971 (0) 4430 3941
E-mail: info@dennemeyer-law.com / jwrede@dennemeyer-law.com