Name: Sarmad Hasan Manto
Firm Name: United Trademark & Patent Services
Country: United Arab Emirates
Expertise: Intellectual Property Law

Telephone: +971-4-343 7544
Fax: +971-4-343 7546
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

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.