Credibility is key for any charitable organization, but particularly for those groups working with young people and other vulnerable communities, trust is essential. Brand protection is therefore a fundamental step in safeguarding beneficiaries against counterfeits and maintaining the confidence of donors and other stakeholders. 

GAME street sports programs develop youth leadership.

In 2023, GAME, an international non-profit using street sports programs and youth leadership to build civic engagement, requested legal advice on protecting its brand across several jurisdictions. GAME, which works across  Europe, the Middle East and Africa, wanted to explore the legal steps necessary to protect its logos, designs, and program ideas.

PILnet matched GAME with Al Tamimi & Co. in Jordan—the leading corporate and commercial law firm in the MENA region. The Al Tamimi & Co lawyers provided GAME with recommendations on documents to obtain, motions to file, and important internal decisions to make. By legally protecting their brand and programs, organizations can ensure their communities receive the highest quality of services from the organization they trust. 

GAME will begin implementing the recommendations in 2024, and hope to be matched with firms in other jurisdictions in the future. 

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