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Dr. Mohamed H. Hoshan


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Mohamed H. Al Hoshan

Maren Louise Hanson

Mohamed A. M. Elfaki

Of Counsel




Areas of Practice: Business Law; Commercial Law; Agency and Distributorships; Franchises; Intellectual Property; Trademarks; Patents; Copyright; Computers and Software; Technology Law; Contracts

Languages: English and French

Admitted to Practice: 1976, California, U.S.A.

She was an attorney in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1978-1980 and in Paris, France, 1987-1988, returning to Riyadh in 1989. 

Ms. Hanson is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and has served on several committees including the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. She is presently Chair of the Middle East Africa Southwest Asia Subcommittee of the Trade Dress Committee. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Committee and the Intellectual Law Committee of the State Bar of California (USA). Ms. Hanson was a member of the Advisory Board of International Lawyers' News Letter until it ceased publication. She is Corporate Secretary of Gulf Consultants for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Ms. Hanson has lectured on intellectual property issues for the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (UK), the International Bar Association, and at a combined WIPO/Bahrain Arbitration Center conference. She has also spoken before smaller groups on a variety of legal subjects relating to Saudi Law. 

Ms. Hanson is the author of "Silt Deposits in Westlake Lake - A Legal Study", 1981; She also wrote news updates on Saudi Arabian Legal Developments for World Law and West International Law Bulletin, 1982-1983. Her article "The Influence of French Law on the Legal Development of Saudi Arabia" was published in Arab Law Quarterly, August, 1987. She is a frequent contributor to Trademark World, Patent World, Copyright World, Middle East Executive Reports, and Managing Intellectual Property. She co-authored the Section on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jordan's International Corporate Procedures, 1992. She also co-authored with Mohamed Hoshan the article "Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia",  published in the California International Practitioner, Vol. 2, No. 2, September 2002. 

Ms. Hanson was educated at the University of Oklahoma obtaining her B.A. in Economics in 1965 and her M.A. in Economics in 1971. She earned her J.D. in 1976 from University of San Diego School of Law. U.S.A. and the Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies in Public Law in 1982 from the Faculty of Law, University of Tours. She obtained a Diploma in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in 1983 from the University of San Diego School of Law, Institute on International and Comparative Law, Alexandria, Egypt.

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