united Arab emirates IP Overview

The Constitution of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of 1971 is the fundamental law of the UAE social and political systems, including the basic rules of political and constitutional institutions of the country. The Constitution contains the relevant provisions of private rights and intellectual property protection. The UAE IP Laws include the Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 on Trademarks (as amended by Law No. 19 of 2000 and Law No. 8 of 2002). The UAE joined the "Paris Convention" in September 1996, and adopted the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification of Goods & Services. Main IP Laws also include the Federal Law No. 7 of the Year 2002 Concerning Copyrights and Neighboring Rights. The UAE's first patent-related law is the Federal Law No. 44 of 1992 for Organizing and Protection of Industrial Property for Patents, Designs and Industrial Models.

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