Regional Anticounterfeit counsel, Danfoss | United Arab Emirates
Abier Wasouf, Danfoss Regional Anti-Counterfeit Counsel for the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), is responsible for Danfoss Brand Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Legal work.
With a focus and passion on Intellectual Property law, anti-counterfeit work in the MEA region, Abier takes an active role in protecting Danfoss brand against counterfeits activities and enforce Danfoss rights through leading strategy for investigation, conducting raids with the officials, drafting and managing civil and criminal litigation. Abier plays a key role in collaborating with the Authorities across the MEA region to raise awareness of IP and Danfoss rights.
In 2019, out of 28K employees worldwide in Danfoss, Abier was one of the five employees who were recognized globally who walk the extra miles for Danfoss. Please find the link below to the video and the article that been published on Linked in.
Abier has more than 13 years of experience in working with high profile brands in anti- counterfeit, brand protection, domain names disputes, registration and enforcement of all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in the whole Middle East and Africa countries. Abier worked with brands across sectors from one of the top five worldwide sports brands, mobile phones, luxury fashion, industrial tools, information technology, pharmaceutical to skin care and many other international brands.
Abier handled complex IP litigation cases for cancellation and infringement cases before Courts throughout the region. She has assisted these brand owners in building and developing their brands, through managing their trademarks and copyrights portfolio, setting strategies for taking actions against serious infringers and major competitors.
Considering Abier’s extensive regional IP experience specifically in handling IP disputes all over the region, she is able to identify and highlight the gaps in the protection as well as advise on the best practices for enforceable and watertight agreements that ensure maximum IP protection for these brands.
Due to Abier high communication skills, Abier builds a great and professional relationship with the Government enforcement officers across the MEA region and train them on IP and speak in IP International conferences.
Abier holds a Higher Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Civil Litigation) from CILEX Law school in London. Abier is associate member with CILEX Law society in the UK. She is certified in Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Law within the Arab Certified Intellectual Property Practitioner.
Abier believes that passion is the genus of the genius.