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UAE: Laying Down the Law

February 12, 2016

In its continuous effort to boost intellectual property protection in the region, the UAE will be setting up specialized IPR courts across the country, as per Ministerial Resolution No. 137 for 2016. This applies to federal courts and hence, emirates which have their own court system, such as Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah, are not subject to this resolution.

The Judicial Inspection Department will provide specialized training to local judges to assist them with all the procedures and technicalities associated with IPR cases. An increased judicial competence is anticipated to result in effectively and efficiently resolving disputes.

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