The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently ratified its accession to the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification and the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

The news concerning the ratification of the Strasbourg Agreement and the Budapest Treaty was announced through Federal Decrees 165 and 168 respectively on November 10, 2020 and published in the Official Gazette on December 15, 2020.

By joining these international intellectual property (IP) treaties, specifically with regard to patents, the UAE is continuously showcasing its unrelenting efforts to modernize the IP legal framework and office practices.

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