Intellectual property in Kuwait

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) has a particularly strong client base in the food and beverages sector and is highly skilled in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. The team’s broad workload sees it advising on the protection of trade marks and trade names, as well as assisting with licensing and franchising agreements. Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Adel Abdulhadi; Sanabil Jafar

Other key lawyers:

Ali Al Rifai


‘I trust Al Oula Law, the firm is a problem solver. The team adopts a straightforward and responsive system, and it provides effective and business-friendly advice in IP related matters.’

‘Adel Abdulhadi has a thorough understanding of the law and is a fierce lawyer and litigator.’

Ali Al Rifai has deep knowledge in IP industry; he is active, friendly and trustworthy.’

Key clients

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Yiaco Medical Company

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Restaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Green Carbon Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on IP aspects of a distributorship new business model.
  • Advising Satco Food Trading on handling brand management issues.
  • Assisting Assfour Canary Restaurant Company with general trade mark matters.

Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif

Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif is mostly known for its work handling IP issues concerning new and traditional media, such as advertising, marketing and copyright protection. Rami Zayat leads the practice.

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is highly skilled in IP, with notable strengths in trade mark registration, passing off, brand management and licensing. In copyright, the team also has experience in handling infringement and data protection issues. Edlyn Verzola and John Cunha are key practitioners in this field.