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Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx

DUBAI, VAE       22. NOVEMBER 2023

DUBAI, UAE - 28 MAY 2024

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek,

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE

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Rechtsstreit. E-Discovery. Vertragsverwaltung. Dokumenten-Management. Datenprivatsphäre. Internet-Sicherheit. Risiko. Beachtung. Führung. Regulatorische Angelegenheiten. Schiedsverfahren. Streitbeilegung. Forensische Untersuchungen. Betrug & Korruption. Wirtschaftskriminalität. M&A. Juristische Übersetzung. Cloud Computing. Blockchain. KI. Rechtstechnologie.
An dieser Veranstaltung nehmen 150–200 Inhouse Counsel, General Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-Discovery, Contract Managers, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Cyber Security Managers, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretary teil , Chief Legal Officers, Anwaltskanzleipartner und Law Tech Professionals.
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The Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx is an upcoming event scheduled to take place on May 28, 2024, in Dubai, UAE. This event will gather a vast array of IP and technology professionals, such as IP Counsel, Heads of IP Departments, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Governance Manager, Heads of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors of Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.

The conference will feature keynote addresses from renowned experts, case study presentations, collaborative round table discussions, and exhibitions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies related to intellectual property.

Overall, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx promises to be an informative and engaging event that will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the field of intellectual property.

  • Join an exciting IP and technology conference with a multitude of speakers and participants in attendance.

  • Explore the latest industry trends and innovations presented by both national and international speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • Establish valuable connections with Bar Associations and Media Partners to expand your professional network.

  • Acquire valuable knowledge through captivating keynote speeches, exclusive case studies, round table discussions, and business dialogues.

  • Connect with C-level executives and decision-makers to discover new business prospects and opportunities.

  • Experience ample networking opportunities that facilitate professionals in connecting with others in their respective fields, fostering relationships that could lead to future collaborations.

  • Participate in collaborative round table discussions to share your insights and perspectives, ensuring an inclusive and cooperative conversation.

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Esteemed speakers from diverse backgrounds in IP, technology and business fields will headline this event. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics outlined in the program agenda.

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About the Speakers

This event will host several distinguished speakers from diverse legal, technology, and business backgrounds. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics included in the event agenda.

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Sergey Medvedev


Gorodissky & Partners

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Ahmed Zaki

SVP - Legal Affairs
Al Hamra Group LLC



Senior Legal Manager

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Raisa Contractor

Senior Counsel
Image Nation FZ LLC

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Sridevi Sidharthan

Principal Associate

M&Co. Legal

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Riswana Gaswan

Head of Legal
Imdaad Group

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James Dunne

Head of Trade Marks & Brand Protection
Hadef & Partners LLC

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Hukam Rawat

Head of Compliance,

Governance & Risk
Dar Global

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Azhar Zahiruddin

Director and Group DPO
Chalhoub Group

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Mostafa Hussein

Senior Legal Counsel
United Arab Bank

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Munir Suboh

Taylor Wessing MENA

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Mohamed Afir

Maghreb General Counsel & Compliance

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Dr Mohamed Al Hemairy

Director of IP and Technology Transfer Office
University of Sharjah

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Rasha Al Ardah

Al Tamimi & Company

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Dr. AbdelKareem Al Kadomi

Chief Legal Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises

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Jesse Mudaliyar

General Counsel, Middle East North Africa

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Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Innovation, patents and Industrial Property (3IP)
Al Tamimi & Company

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Dominik Engel

Global Lead Counsel

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Mohammed Noaman

General Counsel
GE Power

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Mohammad AL said

Chief Legal Officer
Emirates Business Group

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Saleem Adam

Trowers & Hamlins

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Vijay Ojha

Group Company Secretary
Sharaf Group

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Karim Soliman

Director of Legal

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Muhanned Bukhatwa

Legal Counsel – Data Privacy
Emirates NBD

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Kamal Sharma

Director & Assistant General Counsel
Procter & Gamble

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Ahmad Zaza

Al Tamimi & Company

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Aylin Önen

Trademark Manager
Paris Group LLC

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Darren Bradshaw

Head of Corporate Law
Hussain Lootah & Associates


(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

(08:00 AM – 05:45 PM Local Time)

08:00 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

Informal networking with exhibitors.

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Speed Networking Meetings: Facilitating Connections among General Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers

Our event includes a unique feature called "Speed Networking Meetings," which bring together Connecting Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers. Initially, all participants are invited to introduce themselves using a microphone, allowing everyone to familiarize themselves with each other in the conference hall on the morning of the event.


Following this introduction, attendees are encouraged to actively participate in dynamic speed networking sessions. They are prompted to stand up, engage with peers seated nearby, exchange business cards, and delve into meaningful discussions. There are no limitations on whom participants should interact with; everyone is encouraged to engage with each other within the designated timeframe, facilitating the exchange of contacts and discussions on potential opportunities.

09:30 AM – 10:10 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 1

Mitigating the million-dollar risks: How accurate IP data drives informed decision-making

  • Examine the significance of intellectual property data in decision-making

  • Enhance your skills to become a valuable asset to your organization and improve productivity

  • Learn effective evaluation methods to save time in IP analyses

  • Communicate insights to stakeholders and influence daily business decisions.

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Keynote Address 1

Managing Intellectual Property Expenses and Enhancing Visibility

  • Strategies for Substantial Cost Reduction Throughout the IP Lifecycle: Patents, Trademarks, and Designs

  • Addressing the Challenge of Managing IP Rights and a Proliferation of Invoices

  • Implementing Agent Benchmarking and Rigorous Auditing Processes

  • Optimizing Portfolios through Software Solutions and Expert Consultation

  • Holistic Cost Management Across the Entire IP Prosecution Lifecycle

  • Highlighting the Significance of Intellectual Property in Augmenting the Investment Environment

  • Navigating the Delicate Intersection of IP and Antitrust Regulations

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Keynote Address 2

Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Analyzing the potential impact of artificial intelligence on intellectual property

  • Identifying potential opportunities and challenges associated with the use of AI in intellectual property management

  • Sharing best practices for managing intellectual property in the context of artificial intelligence.

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 1

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 2

Licensing and Franchising in UAE

  • Franchisor-franchisee relations.

  • Transaction documents.

  • Disclosure and registration.

  • Material terms under franchise agreement.

  • IP rights under franchise agreement.

  • Applicable law and dispute resolution.


Sergey Medvedev, Partner, Gorodissky & Partners

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12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 2

Accelerating innovation with IP intelligence: Navigating the latest developments and challenges

  • The intersection of AI and IP: Opportunities and challenges for innovators

  • Maximizing trademark clearance and enforcement with AI tools

  • The emergence of digital courts: transforming IP litigation and dispute resolution

  • AI as a threat to legal and IP professionals: separating hype from reality

  • Managing IP risks and confidentiality issues in global collaboration

  • Ensuring GDPR and CCPA compliance in IP operations: best practices and pitfalls to avoid.


Jesse Mudaliyar, General Counsel, Middle East North Africa, Mastercard

Vijay Ojha, Group Company Secretary, Sharaf Group

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking lunch with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

02:00 PM – 02:40 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 3

Data Privacy, Cyber Security & GRC in the IP World

  • Brief explanation of the importance of Data Privacy, Cyber Security & GRC in the IP world

  • Identifying GRC challenges in the IP world

  • Identifying data privacy risks associated with IP

  • Discussing ways to prevent or mitigate cyber security threats.


Hukam Rawat, Head of Compliance, Governance & Risk, Dar Global

Dominik Engel, Global Lead Counsel, ABB

Mohamed Afir, Maghreb General Counsel & Compliance, Unilever

02:40 PM – 03:10 PM

Keynote Address 3

The Intersection of Trademark Services and Technology

  • Analyzing the relationship between trademark law and emerging technologies, such as blockchain and AI

  • Identifying potential implications for businesses and consumers

  • Discussing potential strategies for managing trademarks in the context of technological advancements

  • The Impact of Social Media on Trademarks

  • Trademark Infringement in the Digital Age: Trends and Best Practices.

03:10 PM – 03:30 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 3

03:30 PM – 04:10 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 4

5G Revolution & Patent Race: Racing to Control the Future of Technology

  • The race to develop and patent 5G technology by various companies and countries

  • Analyzing the 5G patent & SEP ecosystem

  • The potential impact of 5G technology on privacy and security

  • FRAND licensing for 5G SEPS: what have we learned?

  • The role of government regulations and policies in the development and implementation of 5G technology.


Ahmad Saleh, Partner, Head of Innovation, patents and Industrial Property (3IP), Al Tamimi & Company

04:10 PM – 04:20 PM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

04:20 PM – 05:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 5

Balancing IP litigation approaches: Forecasts for IP Litigation Trends in 2024

  • Evaluating defensive patenting as a strategy for litigation avoidance through portfolio management

  • Conducting freedom to operate searches and obtaining clearance opinions

  • Preparing for international litigation

  • Implementing a proactive defensive strategy

  • Examining the roles of operating company and rivals in IP litigation.


Abduraheem Padinhare, Senior Legal Manager, CARS24 ARABIA

Munir Suboh, Partner, Taylor Wessing MENA

Darren Bradshaw, Head of Corporate, Law Hussain Lootah & Associates

Kamal Sharma, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Procter & Gamble

05:00 PM – 05:40 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 6

IP World: current issues, gaining insights, and best practices

  • Transformation of the IP industry in the Middle East: Enhancing patents, trademarks, and copyrights

  • AI-Generated content: addressing ip challenges

  • Impact of AI and Regulation on IP rights

  • Fighting IP infringement with AI

  • NFTs, Cryptoassets, and the metaverse: Implications for IP

  • Renewed legislation for online copyright infringement

  • industry-specific shifts in IP: focus on media and built environment

  • The unified patent court (UPC): Perspectives from within and outside the new system

  • UPC utilization: Who will or should use it?

  • maximizing patent portfolio potential.


Ahmed Zaki, SVP - Legal Affairs, Al Hamra Group LLC

Raisa Contractor, Senior Counsel, Image Nation FZ LLC

05:40 PM – 05:45 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

*Program and Timings are subject to change without notice

**A collaborative round table discussion is a group conversation format where individuals from different backgrounds and experiences come together to discuss a specific topic or issue. Unlike traditional presentations or lectures, where one person is the  primary speaker, round table discussions encourage all participants to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives

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  • One (1) Access Pass to Morning One-on-One Introduction: Informieren Sie die Branche über Sie und Ihr Fachwissen

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  • Conference Networking Tea Break und Luncheon Pass

  • Gelegenheit zum Netzwerken mit Rednern, wichtigen Teilnehmern und Ausstellern

  • Zugang zu Konferenz-Wissensmaterial, Geschenken und Präsentationen (basierend auf Genehmigung)

  • ConfEx-Teilnahmeurkunde (PDF)

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"I had a delightful experience participating in this event, and I would be honored to be invited again next year. Thank you for providing such a wonderful opportunity and creating a memorable experience."


Laura Martino

Associate General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy, Global Jet Capital, USA

"It was equally great to network with large number of top level decision making GCs, Head of Data Privacy, Cyber Security Experts, GRC Professionals, Law firm Partners etc. in the conference. The event was truly enjoyable, featuring unique and beneficial elements. Very well-organized event. Congratulations Team Events 4 Sure!.”


Peter Wilson

Client Executive- Nordics and Middle East, OneTrust

"I was delighted to have attended the event, and I would be thrilled to participate as a speaker in any of your future events. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to engage with such a dynamic community of professionals."


Richard Milchior


Granrut LLP,  France


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