AIPPI's First Regional Seminar in Dubai
AIPPI held its first-ever regional seminar in Dubai on March 25, 2019. The seminar
covered a variety of topics relevant to local rights holders and practitioners and,
through participation of AIPPI Bureau members, brought an international perspective to
bear as well. Osha Liang managing partner
spoke on the topic of copyright collecting societies on a panel moderated by Omar Obeidat of Al Tamimi & Co.
He was joined by Hussain Spek Yoosuf of PopArabia, a leading music publisher and music
rights consultancy in the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"), and Aditya Verma, Sr. legal counsel and head of IP and anti-piracy at OSN, a leading pay-TV platform in the MENA region. This was a particularly interesting topic locally because, despite copyright collecting societies being provided for by U.A.E. law, no such society is as yet operating in the country.