United Arab Emirates

Trademarks

Trademarks

Federal Law No. 8 for the year 2002 amended some articles of the Federal Law No. 37 for the year 1992. The law covers the seven Emirates of Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain.

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Patents

Patents

Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992 pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs was replaced by Federal Law No. 17 for the year 2002 and later amended by the Federal law 31 for the year 2006.

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Designs

Designs

A Decree of the Federal Law No. 17 for the year 2002, amending the Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992 pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs.

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Copyrights

Copyrights

In United Arab Emirates, the Federal Law No. 32 of the year 2006 is in place for protection of Copyright. Unlike Saudi Arabia, UAE has procedure for filing and registration of Copyright subject matters. The Ministry of Economy has an online portal for filing Copyright Applications. Any literary, and artistic works can be filed for registration of Copyrights.

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