Intellectual property protection in the United Arab Emirates

Intellectual property system in the United Arab Emirates

1. 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.

International Country Code: AE

Time zone: UTC+4

Currency: UAE dirham (AED)

Brief information about Patent registration in the UAE (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in the UAE (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in the UAE

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in the UAE

2. 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

3. International organizations/agreements

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

4. Patent Office Contact Details

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

5. 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 05/09/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with the UAE IP Laws

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