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Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP handles brand protection and frequently assists multinationals with their efforts to combat counterfeiting and copyright infringement. For a leading global consumer goods company, Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi handled litigation against a producer of counterfeit goods.

IP boutique M. Mehdi Salmouni-Zerhouni is dedicated solely to the protection and defence of IP rights. The name partner Mehdi Samouni-Zerhouni is considered one of Morocco's leading IP lawyers. He advises both Moroccan and international clients and frequently sits as an arbitrator in IP disputes.

Founded in 1982, Cabinet Aksiman has one of the longest track records of any IP firm in Morocco. Founder El Mostafa Aksiman has more than 35 years' experience in patent, trade mark and anti-counterfeiting matters, including brand protection advisory work and litigation.

At Gide Cuatrecasas Casablanca, senior associate Elias Khrouz specialises in IP matters. Khrouz and managing partner Jean-François Levraud advised Essity on the recovery of Moroccan trade marks in a case against a former distributor. Among the practice's other clients are Deloitte, Whirlpool and video-on-demand provider IFLIX.

HHH Avocats is a young firm with highly experienced partners in Zohra Hasnaoui and Ahmad Hussein. The specialist IP boutique advises on copyright, trade mark, patent, design, domain name and plant variety matters, as well as handling regulatory issues in sectors such as IT and pharmaceuticals.

Kettani Law Firm has an experienced litigator in Rita Kettani, who leads the IP practice. The firm's main area of expertise is IP disputes, in which it frequently represents large domestic and international companies.

Saba IP has a long-established position as a leading player in the IP market across the Middle East and North Africa region. The Casablanca team advises leading global brands on regulatory, brand protection and contentious matters.

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property TMP Agents is part of a specialist global IP firm that handles both advisory and contentious matters, including those related to trade marks, patents, design rights, copyright, plant varieties and domain names.

Bennani & Associés LLP joins the ranking having handled a growing workload for international clients. Associate Mohamed Hariss acted for Italian company Fater, which is a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Angelini Group, on compliance with local IP regulations. Mehdi Bennani counts International Fruit Genetics among his clients.

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