Intellectual property in Kuwait

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters for clients in sectors such as food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. The practice, which is jointly led by Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi, is notably active in brand management matters and trade mark infringement cases, among other areas. Fayez Al Dosari is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Adel Abdulhadi; Sanabil Jafar

Other key lawyers:

Fayez Al Dosari

Key clients

Adawer for Auction Company

Black Boushiya Company

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Yiaco Medical Company

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Restaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Work highlights

  • Providing client professional advice/guidance in respect of IP litigation raised in Kuwait.
  • Advising Adawer for Auction Company on intellectual property matters related to the operation of the online business website and mobile application.
  • Advising Satco Food Trading Company on handling brand management, notably in matters related to IP protection of the international brands.

Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG)

The newly-established IP practice at Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG) has experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters for clients including the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Practice head Waleed Al Daraawi specialises in trademarks and copyrights. He is supported by associate Zainab Mansouri who advises tech clients on trade secrets protection. Data protection and privacy issues are dealt with by Nadyn Saleh.

Practice head(s):

Waleed Al Daraawi

Other key lawyers:

Zainab Mansouri; Nadyn Saleh


The Intellectual Property Law Department of Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group is extremely proficient in the practice area and the legal services they provide to regional and international clients is the best and fastest service I have encountered in Kuwait. In line with our international services we have worked together with the team for a trademark registration in Turkey for their client, and their active and responsive approach has been particularly impressive.’

‘I work closely with Khalifa Hamed Al Yaqout, the head of the firm. He is extremely knowledgeable and I personally value his efforts to be an actor in the international legal community and expand his international reach.’

We have also worked with Nadyn Saleh; and was particularly impressed by her proficiency in working with foreign counsels in a country where the legal regulations are vastly different. I was particularly impressed by her adaptability.’

Work highlights

  • Advising and acting on behalf of a retail store in relation to the registration three of their trademarks in China that have been previously registered in bad faith by third parties without any authorization.
  • Advising a retail store in relation to the registration three of their trademarks in a number of jurisdictions, including Egypt, India, and Turkey.