UAE Will Increase Protection for Intellectual Property

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:42

Creation of a specialised entity to oversee its oversight and protection is the need of the time

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Economic Growth and Development: Role of Intellectual Property Rights

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:34

Many people understand the importance of economic development – for alleviating poverty, raising standards of living, and supporting our social, cultural, and political infrastructure – but the scholarly literature has diverse views on the factors that promote economic development.

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Gulf Countries and 3D Marks

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:31

As obtaining and enforcing three dimensional marks in Europe, the US and elsewhere becomes more and more difficult, what is the current landscape for three dimensional (3D) marks in the Gulf region? What does the future hold?

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Am I Infringing Copyrights if I Mention the Source on the Internet?

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:12

If I copied a whole article on a topic and then cited this article with the author's name am I still infringing copyrights?

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Implementation of the GCC Trade Mark Law

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 09:53

Important changes have been introduced in the GCC region further to the implementation of the GCC Trade Mark Law (the Law). The Law has now been implemented in Kuwait (in force since December 28, 2015), Bahrain (since May 29, 2016), and most recently Saudi Arabia (with effect since September 29, 2016). It is expected to come into force in the remaining GCC Countries by the end of 2017. We have set out below some the major changes that are expected under the Law.

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Industry Focus: The Sweet Smell of Success for Confectionery Trademarks in the Middle East and North Africa

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 08:19
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The Middle East and North Africa is a lucrative but
competitive market for confectioners, with cases
fought over the tiniest elements of packaging. Global
brands should familiarise themselves with the
similarities – and differences – between local regimes
before diving in

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Playing the Fame Card in the Middle East and Africa

Submitted by editor on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:29
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Protection for famous marks in the Middle East and Africa depends to an extent on national laws, but a growing body of case law in this area provides much-needed guidance for rights holders.

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Intellectual Property Major Issue in Kuwait

Submitted by editor on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:23
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he provisions of the law apply to all works of innovation, in arts, literature and science, she said.
According to the law, the term of copyright protection exists until the lapse of 50 years after the death of the author and in case of joint work; it is calculated from the death of the last surviving co-author, according to the law.

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Infringement of Copyright 'Haram': Dubai Grand Mufti's Fatwa

Submitted by editor on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:14
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Intellectual property rights protected by Shariah law

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The Beginning of the End for Clean Tech Innovation?

Submitted by editor on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:08

A new report from the Washington, D.C.–based Brookings Institution has identified a slump in the number of U.S. patents granted on clean technology innovations during 2016 (after years of growth in the number of clean tech grants). The authors use this slump to suggest that clean energy innovation in the U.S. may be slowing down, and they recommend that Congress preserve the Office of Science’s budget and maintain clean energy R&D appropriations at their current levels. However, it’s unlikely that funding alone is going to fix the clean technology innovation slump. What is needed is a repair of (or at least stabilization of) the U.S. patent system itself.

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