United Arab Emirates

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  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    UAE dirham (AED)

Intellectual property protection in the United Arab Emirates

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The United Arab Emirates general info

The United Arab Emirates (the Emirates or the UAE) is a country located at the Southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.


IP Legal Base in the United Arab Emirates

Federal Law Pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs
Federal Law on Trademarks
Federal Law on the Protection of Intellectual Works and Copyright


International organizations/agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization


Patent Office Contact Details

Department of Industrial Property Ministry of Economy
P.O. Box 3625
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Street
Phone: (971) 4 314 1555
Fax: (971) 2 626 3634
Email: indpro@economy.ae    


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in the United Arab Emirates are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by MarkMirror Intellectual Property Services on 05.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with the UAE IP Laws