100% Trademarks’ Infringement Complains Resolved in Ajman 2020


The U.S. Government’s Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa and the American Chamber of Commerce and representatives of American brands including Nike, Apple, General Motors and Emerson visited the Department of Economic Development in Ajman, with the aim of enhancing future cooperation and partnerships in economic fields. Representatives from Ajman Executive Council and Ajman Chamber have attended the meeting. During the meeting, the most prominent achievements of the department in the field of protecting intellectual property rights, especially trademarks, during the years 2019 and 2020, and the delegation commended the role played by Ajman Economy in protecting intellectual property and stopping counterfeit products, and its outstanding efforts in creating an attractive business environment for foreign investment, and its contribution to establishing the UAE's position as a regional and global center for business.

On this occasion, His Excellency Abdullah Ahmed Al Hamrani, Director-General of Ajman DED, said: “The department pays great attention to supporting economic growth by attracting foreign direct investments and international brands, marketing and protecting them through laws and legislation.” He also referred to the efforts made by the department in the field of trademarks and intellectual property, as the number of registered trademarks reached 711, including 220 American trademarks, and trademark infringement complaints for the year 2020 were 100% resolved. Awareness campaigns reached to 1,550 establishments, and 300 others were fined.

“The Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED) continues to be an important leader in the Middle East for protecting consumers against dangerous products and taking serious efforts to stop the illicit trade of counterfeit goods.” said U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché Pete Mehravari. “We are thankful to the Ajman DED for recent actions to protect intellectual property and stop counterfeits in the Ajman”.