Acting for one of our major clients, we convinced the Dubai Court of Urgent Matters to issue conservatory measures order in broad language that allowed the Court Bailiff, enforcing the order, to seize documents related to or evidencing infringing activity.

This was a significant departure from previous orders that were specifically restricted to the confiscation of infringing goods only. We argued that the UAE has certain obligations relating to enforcement of IP rights under the TRIPs Agreement and that the TML provisions on conservatory orders should be interpreted in line with such obligations.