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Intellectual property covers any original ideas, designs, discoveries, inventions and creative work produced by an individual or group. Copyright, trademark, patent and design are a few of the most common types of IP protection.
IP Protection is necessary not only to protect innovations but also as a means to incentivize the creator or owner of the intellectual property by allowing them the rights to profit from the said innovation to the exclusion of all others for a definite period of time. An organization that owns IP can monetize the same through its own processes and also by allowing external parties to utilize the IP by entering into agreements for licensing and royalty rights. Intellectual property (IP) wasn't a big deal in the past. However, with information more accessible and easier to distribute today due to technology, safeguarding your creations and works from infringers, copycats, and thieves have become vital to any business.
When dealing with Intellectual property matters, one must approach an intellectual property law firm UAE, as lawyers specializing in IPR matters, commonly referred to as intellectual property lawyer, are best suited to handle specialized IPR cases. An expert intellectual property lawyer Dubai will be well versed in UAE intellectual property law and in addition, can bring in the practical acumen that comes with industry best practices. IPR litigation can be best described as complex and technical litigation that requires a pragmatic approach from the lawyers.
Whether it is handling IPR registrations or advising on IPR strategy for monetization, you need to approach an intellectual property lawyer UAE with expertise to handle complex IPR matters. If you are seeking an intellectual property law firm Dubai or intellectual property law firm Abu Dhabi, you can reach out to the best IPR lawyers who are part of our team. Our team specializes in intellectual property matters and can assist both international and regional clients in their requirements concerning copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs, brand protection, trade secrets, domain protection, confidentiality and non -disclosure agreements.
Read on to know more about intellectual property rights and in the UAE:
An original intellectual work in literary, arts of the scientific area, whatever its description, a form of expression, significance or purpose, is protected under the Copyright law in the UAE. The ministry of economy in the UAE allows copyright registration, and once approved, the copyright remains valid for the entire lifetime of the owner and plus fifty (50) years following the death.
Trademarks constitute any distinctive marks such as names, letters, figures, logos, titles, hallmarks, pictures, patterns, sound marks, words that are used or intended to be used to distinguish goods, products or services. The ministry of economy in the UAE allows trademark registration, and once granted, the right exists for 10 (ten) years duration and can be renewed for the further time period.
Patent protection and registration is allowed for any new invention that constitutes an innovative step or an improvement on an existing invention and has utility, industrial application in different fields of technology. The International Centre for Patent Registration (ICPR) under Ministry of Economy is the competent authority to register patents in the UAE. Once granted a patent is valid for a time period of twenty years from the date of filing.
Proceeding with the registration of your IP in the UAE at the earliest and ensuring its continued use is critical to ensure maximum protection of your IP and to be able to claim priority right over others. We back your legal needs by providing our specialized services in handling complex IPR matters and achieving the best end results. Our pragmatic and result-focused approach helps client transferring complex IPR matter and partnering with us on their commercial goals.
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