Maria Farrukh Irfan Khan graduated from Wellesley College with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. She was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Cambridge from where she holds a BA/MA (Law Tripos). Maria was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of Lincoln’s Inn and was a recipient of the Hardwicke Award. Subsequently she has worked in leading international law firms in both London and New York.
Maria is a Senior Partner at UTMPS and spends most of her time at the firm’s offices in the UAE. Her practice focuses on patent and trade mark work, with a special interest in litigation and regional portfolio management for her clients. Maria is a member of INTA, AIPLA, ECTA and other leading IP associations. She has spoken at IACC and other international conferences, as well as authoring papers in various IP publications.
Maria is also an Adjunct Professor at LUMS (SAHSOL), where she introduced a course on Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law.
Maria holds a Patisserie diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, London and enjoys baking and travelling in her spare time.
United Trademark & Patent Services is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialised in intellectual property (IP) rights and issues. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients with quality services that have won us the leading position we hold today in this specialised field of law.
With a heritage dating back 70 years, we are one of the leading firms in the Middle East, Asia and Africa specialised in intellectual property prosecution and enforcement.
Our services include searching, filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counselling.
Since 1949, United Trademark & Patent Services has protected clients’ intellectual property with an unwavering focus on client satisfaction; providing legal opinions to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in relation to their intellectual property rights in South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Over the years, our services have been recognised in numerous instances by both international and local organisations and publications.