The United Arab Emirates recently signed a cooperation agreement with South Korea aimed towards improving the national patent landscape in the UAE. The news follows an announcement from the UAE Patent Office in the beginning of the year, in which it stated that it will begin receiving and processing local and international applications in electronic form.

It is worth noting that these developments come in light of the UAE’s continuous collaboration with the Korean Intellectual Property Office, which had dispatched patent examiners to the UAE Patent Office to assist in the development of an infrastructure to manage and prosecute patent applications.

These are but a couple of major highlights in the UAE that are indicative of the country’s drive and motivation to develop its own innovation and economic systems. It is clear that the UAE is committed to achieving its goal of creating a knowledge-based economy, which will ultimately promote the creation of a research and development community in the country and the region.

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