The Firm’s Intellectual Property team is on the leading edge with regard to protecting valuable IP rights.
We strive to understand our clients’ businesses so we can help them realize the full potential of their ideas, identities and innovations. Our IP team of experts has extensive expertise offering a full range of legal services for the acquisition, commercialization, protection and enforcement of intellectual property and technology assets in the areas of trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and rights of privacy and publicity.
The IP practice group regularly advises on global intellectual property strategies, the development and management of IP portfolios in key markets, the registration of IP rights in multiple jurisdictions, advertising and sponsorship agreements, confidentiality agreements, employee restrictive covenants, and more generally the licensing agreements of different IP rights in the media and entertainment industries. We conduct IP due diligence for strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and the formation of joint ventures.
The Firm's work extends to cover intellectual property litigations, where we render pre-litigation assessments and opinions, infringement and validity analyses, and regularly advocate for our clients in IP matters, including for the enforcement of trademark portfolios of new and leading brands worldwide.
Awards & Recognitions
The Firm is consistently recognized as a market leader by the prominent international legal directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2022, Corporate & Finance
“Abou Jaoude & Associates maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese legal market. The team […] has a strong track record of acting for big-name clients on a wide variety of cutting-edge matters.”
“A fine law firm with fine lawyers.”
Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Lebanon Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Middle East Awards, 2021
Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Corporate & Finance
“An impressive international clientele, [and a] long-established presence in the commercial sphere.”
“Abou Jaoude & Associates impresses clients with the ‘360-degree coverage’ provided by its pool of experts […].”
“The firm is best known for its regional and international reach.”
Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
“Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm is a top name for corporate work in Lebanon and is valued for its 'excellent communication skills, and high level of know-how'.”