Nevin Jacob Koshy

Nevin Jacob Koshy is a credible distinction engineer in biotechnology and a commendable high merit attorney in Intellectual Property Law from the finest university in the United Kingdom with proven analytical and communication skills. A person who has completed all his education till date in distinction or high merit, with more than 10 years of quality professional experience. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, United Kingdom.

He has worked for a number of reputed biotech industries both as a research scientist and as an Intellectual Property Consultant. He has his specialization in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London and has numerous other degrees which he has taken during his professional career. He has also worked as an IP consultant in the technology transfer department of Queen Mary University of London [Queen Mary Innovation Ltd (United Kingdom)].

He is active in various international intellectual property organizations such as INTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, CIPA, APAA and is currently one of the Executive Board Member / Board of Directors of the AIPPI UAE Chapter. His focus areas are patent, design and copyright protection locally, regionally and internationally. He is also involved in trademark filing and prosecution matters for his clients. He is actively involved in IP training sessions and is a profound speaker on several regional and international conferences.

He is one of the firm’s Partner and is currently heading the patent department of United Trademark & Patent Services in their Dubai office. In his spare time [which occurs rarely], he loves to disconnect, reflect and busy do nothing.

Firm Overview:

Doing the right thing, at the right time.

United Trademark and Patent Services is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Issues. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients in more than 189 jurisdictions around the world with quality services that has won us the leading position we hold today in this specialized field of law. Our services include searching, filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counseling.

With a heritage dating back 60 years, we are one of the well established specialists in laws relating to IP in the Middle East as well as the Asian continent. For our track record in the Middle East, please see the section titled Our Track Record in the Middle East.

Intellectual property theft in today’s digital age is becoming ever more prevalent and complex. It costs governments and companies a lot more than a first glance would suggest. Much worse are the consumers deceived by counterfeit products. Consumers not only lose financially but sometimes also lose their lives as counterfeits can range from high end luxury goods to life saving drugs and car parts.

Thankachan M Joy

Thankachan M Joy is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) UK and Member of Accountants & Auditors Association (AAA is the national accountancy body of the United Arab Emirates).

He is having post qualification experience of more than 3 decades and working experience with 30+ countries and 100+ nationalities. He has got extensive experience in Organizational Restructuring, Business Health Check, Tax, Budgeting, Business Plans, Due Diligence and Shipping. He is one of the Founding Partners of M/s Mathew & Thankachan Chartered Accountants, Kozhikode – Kerala, India established in 1988.

Firm Overview:

Hussain Al Shemsi Chartered Accountants, Ajman is founded by Mr. Hussain Al Shemsi, a UAE National.

Auditing, Accounting, Consulting, Tax, Advisory services and Industry driving reviews are the comprehensive range of services focused by the firm. Being a registered and approved Auditing firm with UAE Ministry of Economic Dept., we are authorized to carry out accounting and audit works in all seven emirates of UAE. We are also approved by UAE Ministry of Justice and Licensed Arbitrator approved by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.

We are specialized in diagnosing the business sickness and prescribing solutions to help them back to excellent health. Individuals, small and medium enterprises which need a solid solution to their business sickness can rely on HALS for the same. We help dynamic organizations to unlock their growth potential by offering forward looking advice.

Regardless of how complex is clients’ bookkeeping, process flow or nature of business, we can help oversee them through basic, simple and business sector driven systems. Out of huge number of accounting and audit firms in UAE, Hussain Al Shemsi Chartered Accountants have emerged as one of the most consistent accounting firms in UAE. We endeavour to be a one-stop solution for our clients.

Maria Farrukh Irfan Khan

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.

Firm Overview:

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.

Sarmad Hasan Manto

Sarmad Hasan Manto started his legal career in 1998 as a law student and was admitted to the Bar in the year 2000. Currently he is a lifetime member of two Bar Associations.

Sarmad’s specialisation includes trade mark prosecution, negotiations, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, due diligence, franchising, licensing, corporate and regulatory affairs. He has extensive experience in advising brand owners on portfolio development, management, franchising, licensing and enforcement strategies in the tobacco, information technology, electronics, cosmetics, luxury goods, pharmaceutical, foodstuff and auto industries. He also provides advice on a wide range of legal and compliance issues.

Sarmad was instrumental in setting up an ISP in North Africa, and was part of one of the biggest seizures of counterfeit medicines in the Middle East. He has successfully overseen the prosecution of over 20,000 trade mark and patent applications in almost 180 jurisdictions worldwide. On behalf of the firm, he actively advises over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies on contentious and non-contentious issues. He frequently writes about intellectual property issues and is a regular contributor to the INTA Country Guides.

Sarmad’s accolades include the ILO Client Choice Award in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014; and being recognised in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 WTR 1000 as one of the leading Trademark Professionals in the UAE.

Firm Overview:

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.

Mick Todd

Mick Todd is the leader and founder of 2b Limitless. For the past 15 years he has tirelessly made it his mission to help individuals to succeed, to improve their quality of life and help define and achieve their goals.

Mick has worked with a vast array of amazing individuals and high profile regional and global organisations to help them employ proven tools and techniques to unlock their potential and empower them to define their true purpose.

The rituals of sustainable success are his focus. With his support, encouragement and guidance, his clients have expanded their self-awareness and leveraged their innate gifts and talents quickly, effectively and sustainably.

Mick works extensively in the Middle East, Europe and Asia giving individuals, leaders and organisations the tools they need to achieve clarity, direction and success.

Certificates/Qualifications:

  • Gallup Strengthfinders® Practitioner
  • Gallup High Performance Management
  • Gallup Strength Based Leadership Practitioner
  • Changewise Leadership Agility Licensed Practitioner
  • SEI – Emotional Intelligence Professional
  • SEI – Organisational Practitioner
  • SEI – Emotional Intelligence Assessor
  • Professional Coaching Certification (Mindbridge NLP Institute, North Carolina)
  • Bachelor of Psychology [1st Hons] (Central Queensland Uni. Australia)
  • Bachelor of Org Behaviour [1st Hons] (Central Queensland Uni. Australia)
  • ICF – International Coach Federation
  • Bates Executive Presence Practitioner BATES ExPP™

Awards:

Company

  • International Business Awards 2018 – Professional Coaching & Training Provider of the Year – 2018
  • Global 100 2018 Winner – Best Multi-Award Winning Professional Coaching & Training Organisation of the Year – UAE
  • ACQ5 Global Awards 2017 – UAE Strategic Business Development of the Year
  • AI 2017 Global Excellence Awards – Most Trusted for Coaching, Training & Leadership Development – Middle East

Personal

  • Corporate Excellence Awards 2018 – Most Influential Executive Coach of the Year 2018
  • International Advisory Experts Award – 2017 Executive Coach the Year – UAE
  • AI 2016 Executive Coach of the Year

About Us:

2bLimitless is a global coaching and training company with offices in Dubai, Phuket and Brisbane. Led by Mick Todd (Acquisition International UAE Executive Coach of the Year 2016) our team consists of exceptional coaches and trainers with both regional and global experience.

Rima Mrad

Rima Mrad is a Partner with the Corporate and M&A practice, based in our DIFC offices in Dubai. She is an experienced corporate and insurance lawyer who has practiced in the UAE for over eight years. Rima specializes in advising insurance companies, corporate organizations, financial institutions, energy companies and private equity funds on a wide range of legal issues including M&A transactions, due diligence, commercial agreements, commercial related disputes, IT-related transactions and various regulatory matters.

Rima has also advised and assisted international clients in developing their business throughout the GCC, particularly in relation to regulatory and compliance matters and provides employment advice to companies in relation to policies, structuring and breach of contract.

Firm Overview:

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP is a law firm originally founded in Dubai with the primary mission of delivering top-tier legal services based on our comprehensive knowledge of the local, national and international law.

Since our inception as a Dubai law firm in 2001, we have rapidly expanded to a leading full-service international law firm, with offices throughout the Middle East and France. Our lawyers are internationally educated and dual-qualified in both regional and international jurisdictions, having rights of audience in every country within which we operate. Our lawyers, advocates, and legal consultants come from a diverse range of backgrounds with the majority being bi-lingual in languages such as English, Arabic, and French.

Areas of Strength Include:

– Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
– Banking & Finance
– Commercial
– Construction
– Corporate and M&A
– Employment
– Energy
– Insurance and Reinsurance
– Intellectual Property
– Litigation
– Real Estate
– Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
– Tax and VAT

Our clients range from public and private sector companies, local businesses and multinationals from a variety of industries, government-owned entities, and other law firms. We regularly represent and collaborate with international law firms, assisting with the delivery of high-end legal services.

BSA is a law firm that truly reflects the energy and ambition of the Middle East.