Session by Bahia Al Yafi and Tima Hachem on March 13, 2019
Berytech invites you to attend this Intellectual Property Essentials Training delivered by Bahia Al Yafi, consultant specialized in Intellectual Property advisory services and Tima Hachem, who has over 15 years of experience in Intellectual Property.
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Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Price: Free of charge
Venue: Berytech Innovation Park, Mathaf, Damascus Road, 10th floor
About the trainers
Bahia Al Yafi is a consultant specialized in Intellectual property advisory services at Al Yafi IP Group with a focus on Intellectual property consulting and prosecution including brand strategy, and strategic portfolio development and commercialization. She has extensive experience handling local enforcement programs and opposition and cancellation proceedings. Her practice also includes transactional trademark and patent matters, such as licensing agreements, sale and acquisition of intellectual property, commercialization of technologies, private label manufacturing, and settlement agreements, among other IP-focused transactions.
Bahia has extensive experience in developing and implementing effective branding and protection strategies for businesses ranging from small start-ups to multi-billion-dollar corporations, with particular expertise in the Middle East. Bahia has led the charge for Alyafi IP Group’s setup of its CSR strategy, and has worked closely with her team to develop key relationships with local businesses, governmental organizations and NGOs to support the firm’s CSR efforts.
Since joining Al Yafi IP Group, Bahia has taken a lead role in several of the firm’s initiatives relating to empowering youth, women and entrepreneurs in the region, in collaboration with several organizations including Berytech, Takamul, Astrolabs, Flat6labs, Injaz, Arabnet, UK Leb Tech Hub and Speed @BDD. Bahia has moderated multiple panels relating to trademark and patent laws in the GCC and has been a key speaker at MARQUES (2017).
Some of her more recent publications include: IP licensing (Marques 2018), IP Valuations (Marques 2017), Trademark litigation law book (Thomson Reuters 2017), and Patent litigation law book (Thomson Reuters 2018)
She is a member of MARQUES (Intellectual Asset Management), International Trademark Association (INTA) (Middle East Advisory Council) and the Licensing Executives Society.
Tima Hachem is a Manager in charge of the Patent Department within Al Yafi IP group with over 15 years’ experience in intellectual property management, assisting clients with protecting and managing their Intellectual Assets and IP portfolios.
She helps inventors and companies navigate the tricky path to obtaining a patent and advises clients on patent infringement and other areas surrounding intellectual property rights. She is also involved in assisting clients in market development, patent valuation and commercialization.
Hachem acquired experience in business planning and technology-driven start-up management while working as IP advisor and trainer for incubators in Lebanon and several Arab countries including Berytech, Takamul, Astrolabs, Dubai Impact Hub, Injaz, UK Leb Tech Hub, Speed, Flat6labs.
In addition, Hachem led the group in setting their CSR strategy, and assisted with developing key relationships with local businesses, governmental organizations, and NGOs to support the CSR strategy especially the startup initiative. She helped inventors and companies navigate the tricky path to obtaining a patent and advised clients on patent infringement and other areas surrounding intellectual property rights.
She is also involved in assisting clients in market development, patent valuation and commercialization. Some of her more recent publications include: Trademark litigation global guide Lebanon & KSA (Thomson Reuters 2013 & 2014), and Patent litigation global guide GCC (Thomson Reuters 2016 & 2017).
She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).