Intellectual property in Kuwait

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)

Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi lead the team at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), which assists clients with franchise and licensing agreements, as well as brand (and related IP) protection. Another driver of activity is Kuwait's recent attempts to update IP laws for the purpose of meeting its commitment to implementing the standards of international conventions; the firm filed one of the first lawsuits based on the provisions of the new copyright and related rights law.

Practice head(s):

Sanabil Jafar; Adel Abdulhadi


Al Oula Law provides transparent dealing, easy and effective communication, and solid legal representation. The firm has a team knowledgeable in IP matters and is willing to put all efforts needed to secure the best solution available

Key clients

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Resaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Yiaco Medical Company

Green Carbon Company

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on its intellectual property rights in relation to the infringement of its music compositions.
  • Acting for Assfour Canary Restaurant Company in a matter involving the alleged exploitation of the client’s trade mark and trade name.

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners covers a number of key IP issues for clients, including trade mark registrations, licensing, copyright identification and litigation. Edlyn Verzola and John Cunha are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed Barakat

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif advises clients on a number of core IP issues, including advertising and marketing rights, trade mark and copyright litigation, and trade mark portfolio management. Rami Zayat is a name to note.