Mon - 28 Jul 2014
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Services

Practice Overview

Legal Services, Search & Investigation:
SMAS seeks continuous cooperation with customs departments to enhance protection of our clients’ rights; since the marketing of counterfeit or pirated goods poses a serious threat to industry and consumers. more details

Registration and Maintenance of IP Rights:
scope of work covers the protection and maintenance of all aspects related to Intellectual Property

Trademarks
SMAS helps protecting trademarks by providing registration and maintenance services, free watch, technical and legal advice as to use and registration, opposition and cancellation actions, recordals of change of name and/or address, follow-up and reporting in addition to portfolio management services tailored to fit the needs of each client, taking into account it's unique challenges and perspectives.

Patents & Industrial Designs
SMAS area of expertise includes a number of patent species; to name a few: pharmaceuticals, chemical, petrochemical, mechanical, electrical, and biological patents, in addition to software and business method patents, as well as oil industry related patents.
The first step in securing a patent is the filing of a patent application, which generally contains the title of the invention, any prior art and the description and the claims. Moreover, we conduct patent searches, follow up prosecution with the Patent Office, offer certified translation services, handle assignments and licensing and maintain patents through payment of annuities.
SMAS provides services for registration of industrial designs by filing and following-up an examination to ensure conformity with formal filing requirements, as well as publications upon approval, recordals, assignments, licensing, annuity payment and market search.

Copyright
SMAS provides registration, enforcement, watching, licensing and counseling services related to copyrights, as well as guidance and advice as to copyright issues and "fair use" principles.

Domain Name
SMAS handles  top-level domain registrations (TLD) and second level domain names (SLD) in many countries, in addition to renewal and transfer services through our network of offices and associates.

Technical & Legal Translation
SMAS provides translation services from and into Arabic, English and French languages, through large in-house team of professional translators to handling various types of technical and legal translations, such as but not limited to, settlement, retainer, merger, coexistence, license, manufacturing and distribution agreements, official extracts of commercial registry, articles of incorporation, affidavits, registration certificates, assignments and merger certification, power of attorneys and deed of assignments forms, court decisions, pleadings and specifications of patents.

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