Me. ZOHRA HASNAOUI

Me Ahmad HUSSEIN


Managing Partner

Me. AHMAD HUSSEIN IS AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW REGISTERED AT THE CASABLANCA BAR ASSOCIATION AND QUALIFIED BEFORE APPEAL COURTS
HIS PRACTICE COVERS DIFFERENT FIELDS OF LAW, EITHER IN COUNSELING OR LITIGATION SUCH AS:

  • - INTELLECTUAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LAW.
  • - COMMUNICATION AND MEDIAS LAW.
  • - ECONOMIC LAW (COMPETITION - DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING).
  • - DIGITAL AND ICT LAW (DATA PROTECTION, E-COMMERCE, SOFTWARE LAW, ETC..).

HE IS ALSO INVOLVED IN DIFFERENT TRANSVERSAL FIELDS TO INDUSTRIAL/ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS SUCH AS COMPANY LAW, COMPETITION, CONTRACTS, LABOR, TAXATION/ FINANCIAL VALUATION AND ACCOUNTING, DEALS ON COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING ISSUES, DATA PROTECTION, PARALLEL IMPORTS, SOFTWARE LAW, E-COMMERCE & INTERNET AND IP RIGHTS EXHAUSTION.

HE ACTED AMONG OTHERS ON BEHALF OF THE LEADING IP COUNSEL FIRM IN MOROCCO (AGIP/ TAGLEGAL) FOR OVER 10 YEARS, AND NOW ACTING AS OF COUNSEL, REPRESENTING MANY COMPANIES OF THE GLOBAL 500.

HE HAS ACQUIRED EXPERIENCE WITH OVER MORE THAN 700 TRADEMARK OPPOSITION PROCEDURES, OVER 200 IP LITIGATIONS (PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, UNFAIR COMPETITION, COUNTERFEITING, INFRINGEMENT,…) AND IN COUNSELING FOR PROSECUTION, PROTECTION/ENFORCEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND EXPLOITATION OF MORE THAN 6,000 IP RIGHTS (TRADEMARKS, PATENTS, DESIGNS, PLANT VARIETIES, DOMAIN NAMES, COPYRIGHTS).

HE TAKES PART IN AUDITS AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENTS OF IP RIGHTS, DUE DILIGENCE, IP PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT/ IP STRATEGY, IP TRAININGS AND IS ABLE TO ADVISE ON ABROAD DEPOSITS ( ARAB COUNTRIES, UE. USA), DIRECTLY OR THROUGH INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEPOSIT SYSTEMS (MADRID SYSTEM, OAPI, ARIPO, PCT, OHIM, EPO AND THE HAGUE).

HE IS REGULARLY SOLICITATED SINCE THE LAST DECADE, AS A RECOGNIZED REFERENCE AS AN ADVISOR IN THE LEGAL SECTION OF THE MAIN LOCAL NEWSPAPER ON TOPICS RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL/ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ICT. HE FREQUENTLY GETS INVOLVED AT THE OMPIC (PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE), BMDA (COPYRIGHT OFFICE), CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION, THE ANRT (TELECOMMUNICATION AND DOMAIN NAMES REGULATION AUTHORITY), MINISTRIES OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE AND CULTURE, THE HACA (AUDIOVISUAL REGULATION AUTHORITY) AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY.

MR. AHMAD HUSSEIN IS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE MOROCCAN CHAPTER IN VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS AND SPECIALIZED REPORTS, AS THE "KLUWERS GUIDE FOR IP", "DOING BUSINESS" (WORLD BANK), AND IS QUOTED AND LISTED IN INTERNATIONAL GUIDES SUCH AS "LEGAL 500" AND "MANAGING IP" AS ONE OF THE BEST PRACTITIONERS IN INTERLLECTUAL PROPERTY IN MOROCCO.

HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER AND GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE AMACPI (MOROCCAN ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY COUNSELS), MEMBER OF THE AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS ASSOCIATION OF FRANCE AS WELL AS PART OF ITS COMMITTEE. ME AHMAD HUSSEIN IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION "INTA" (EDITOR AND MEMBER OF THE TRADEMARK REPORTER COMMITTEE) AND SPECIAL ADVISOR OF THE CAM (LAWYERS SOCIETY OF MOROCCO).

HE IS THE INITIATOR OF THE "FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS BETWEEN LAWYERS AND JURISTS" SINCE 2012.

HE ACTED AS REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO FOR:

ARAB SOCIETY FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY "ASIP" - WWW.ASPIP.ORG
LICENSING EXECUTIVE SOCIETY – ARAB COUNTRIES "LES-AC" - WWW.LESARAB.ORG
THE ARAB INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION SOCIETY "AIPMAS" - WWW.AIPMAS.ORG
THE ARAB INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY “AKMS" - WWW.AKMS.ORG

HE IS A LECTURER IN IP FOR DIFFERENT SEMINARS AND COURSES (LL.M IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND LL.M IN BUSINESS LAW, AT MUNDIAPOLIS UNIVERSITY, BACHELOR/ MASTER IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY HASSAN 2, INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR "THE MADRID SYSTEM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF MARKS" ORGANIZED BY WIPO AND THE OMPIC).

Me. AHMAH HUSSEIN HAS UNDERGONE DIFFERENT ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL TRAININGS IN BUSINESS LAW, INDUSTRIAL/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ARBITRATION AND INNOVATION STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT.

CEIPI: PGDIP PATENTS (CT) / PGDIP (CT) TRADEMARKS & DESIGNS - COPYRIGHT
UNIVERSITY OF STRASBOURG: LL.M IN (CT - A) MULTIMEDIA AND ICT
UNIVERSITY OF PARIS: PGDIP IN ARBITRATION AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LITIGATION (CT - A)
THE COLLEGE OF EUROPE: MODULES IN EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW - INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW / WTO (CT - A)
IEEPI: PGDIP IN INNOVATION AND IP STRATEGY
WIPO: PGCERT IN IP / CONCENTRATION ON NON-TRADITIONAL MARKS
ISCAE/ UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE: LL.M (CT -A) PROFESSIONAL IN ECONOMIC LAW
UNIVERSITY OF CADI AYYAD / UNIVERSITY OF LYON 2 / UNIVERSITY OF PARIS-EVRY: LL.M BY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS AND CORPORATION LAW.

Me. AHMAD IS MEMBER OF THE ROTARY - DISTRICT 9010 (FORMER TREASURER, SECRETERAY AND PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY CLUB CASABLANCA PALMIERS).

HE IS TRILINGUAL FRENCH, ENGLISH AND ARABIC.

HE IS MARRIED AND FATHER OF A SON.