Kuwait

Please contact our partner office for more information about our services in Kuweit:

Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance
Office 112, City Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 26473, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T +971 4 3322114 orĀ +971 4 3585077
Contact: Mr Scott Butler
scott@aaa.co.ae


REACT partner, the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAA), has 44 fully dedicated staff with operations in UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam), Kuwait and coverage of Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. The AAA evolved from the comprehensive anti-piracy program that was established by the Motion Picture Association in 1996.

Our services in Kuwait

  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available
  • Customs application is valid until trademark is valid
  • Simplified procedure
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 3 days
  • Timeframe for importer to respond to seizure is 15 days
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Ex parte orders, Interim injunctions, contributory liability remedy, damages and costs not available