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February 19, 2024
Patent Rights Transfer in the UAE: An In-Depth Exploration

Patent transfer operates in two modes: assignment and license. Through assignment, patent ownership undergoes a full transfer; a license grants specific rights to a third party without any ownership change.   Intellectual property rights are highly valued in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The country prioritizes the protection of such rights, especially concerning patent rights transfer....

January 28, 2024
Understanding Patent Infringement: A Simplified Guide

Patent infringement is a criminal offense that invites penalties including fines, imprisonment and confiscation. Fines range from AED 100,000 to AED 1,000,000. Additionally, the court may issue orders for confiscation, destruction, or removal of infringing items and equipment.   The patent system stands as a powerful driver of human progress, empowering inventors with protection and...

January 18, 2024
Patent Specifications in the UAE: Significance of Claims, Drawings, and Descriptions

Patent specifications—meticulously crafted claims, comprehensive drawings, and in-depth descriptions—help inventors successfully communicate the essence of their creations and secure robust patent protection in the complex landscape of international intellectual property.  In the realm of intellectual property protection, patents stand as beacons of innovation, safeguarding inventive ideas from imitation. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the...

Vaccine Patents and Public Health: Compulsory Licensing in the UAE

When the urgency of public health collides with proprietary patents, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) navigates this delicate balance with the mechanism of compulsory licensing.  The world of pharmaceuticals, particularly vaccine development, stands as a testament to human ingenuity and scientific progress. However, behind the scenes, this pursuit is marked by immense challenges, including high...

Priority Rights in the UAE Patent System: Aligning with the Paris Convention

The Paris Convention, to which the UAE is a signatory, provides a framework for recognizing the priority of an earlier filing in another country—a fundamental feature of international patent law, for the protection of industrial property.   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rapidly emerged as a global hub for innovation and technological advancement. In line...

December 1, 2023
UAE Revises Patent Fees and Industrial Property Rights Regulations

  New patent fees tailored specifically for small and medium businesses (SMEs). Reinstates fees for services such as annuities and change of representation. Amended fee structure for enhanced Industrial Property Rights regulation takes effect by January 15, 2024. With the introduction of new patent fees and reinstating certain abolished fees, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

Patent Registration Process in the UAE: Safeguarding Intellectual Property Rights

Introduction Developing a new product or process can be an exhilarating and demanding journey that requires a combination of creativity, technical skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit. However, beyond the excitement and potential for launching a new company or creating fresh opportunities, it is crucial to protect your innovation. Patent registration plays a pivotal role in...

The New Patent Law in the UAE: A Comprehensive Overview

Introduction to the New Patent Law The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recognizes the importance of intellectual property rights in driving innovation and economic development. To align its practices with global standards and address challenges in patent and industrial design procedures, the UAE’s Ministry of Economy has recently implemented a new patent law. The new Federal...

September 16, 2022
Export Control Provisions for UAE Patent Applications with Security and Military Applications Introduced Under UAE Patent Regulations

The latest development in the UAE Patent Law has opened up new avenues to businesses in the UAE. Patents pertaining to national security were not protected under the previous UAE Patent Law. The Implementing Regulations for the revised UAE Patent Law, which went into effect in June 2022, features the changes to the above position....

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