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Arabic IP Practice

From an Oil Economy to an Innovation Economy

Our Arabic Practice has evolved from our representation of universities and research centers in the Arabian Gulf, where innovation was born centuries ago. Having the privilege to work with highly skilled technology innovators that are transforming this part of the world from an oil economy to an innovation economy is one of the unique aspects of our practice. Litman Law has many relationships in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and neighboring countries.

How We Help

Our lawyers and staff handle technology and IP matters for these clients and for businesses entering this emerging market. We also help research institutions and enterprises form collaborative
relationships with counterparts in the Gulf. Our Arabic IP Practice includes helping franchisors and other trademark owners obtain proper protection in the GCC and in surrounding MENA countries. We also work with technology companies wishing to establish facilities in the Arabian Gulf through co-location or "spinning in" a multinational startup company to the region.

Our Unique Client Service Delivery Model

In addition to frequent trips to the Arabian Gulf, our law firm makes it easy to do business between U.S. universities, research centers and enterprises and counterparts in the Gulf. We have Arabic speaking staff and are operational during business hours in Arabic countries. We have local telephone numbers in GCC countries and are expanding our capabilities in the region to provide expert U.S. IP representation.

Arabic Innovation Management

We have a joint venture with Soroof International, a technology company in Saudi Arabia run by His Highness Prince Bander A. Al Saud. This relationship enables us to facilitate relationships in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries for universities, research centers and technology companies that desire to work with Arabic partners on significant scientific research, technology development, and technology commercialization initiatives that have economic development outcomes or other benefits in the Arabic peninsula.