UAE - Seizure of Counterfeit Car Parts in Abu Dhabi in January 2017

Abu Dhabi: Around 21 truckloads of fake auto spare parts confiscated on a single day by Abu Dhabi officials will be destroyed after completing legal procedures, officials said on Tuesday.

UAE - UAEU Licences Patents to US Pharma Business

Abu Dhabi: UAE University (UAEU) has signed a licensing agreement with global US-based pharmaceutical company BioLegend, which will see four of the university’s developed patents being used to help detect Parkinson’s disease, an official from the university told Gulf News.

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Tinder Takes Swipe at ‘One Man’ Dating Parody App

A UK comedian and entrepreneur has incurred the wrath of social search mobile app Tinder, by creating a dating app named Shinder.

Nestle Fails to Trademark Four-Fingered KitKat Shape

Court of Appeal judges in London have stuck two fingers up to Nestle's attempts to trademark the shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar.

Report: Switzerland Again World’s Most Innovative; North-South Innovation Divide Remains

Is Europe the most innovative region in the world? In a well-regarded report, Switzerland has again been deemed the world’s most innovative nation, followed by the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands. But the annual Global Innovation Index also shows a persistent innovation divide between developed and developing countries, and this year focuses on the human factor in innovation.

WIPO Committee on Development Outcome Hailed As Most Positive in Years

After years of mostly discontented discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on IP and development, last week proved positive, with a 10 year political knot solved, an international conference, and a new project approved, as well as a number of recommendations to implement the 2007 WIPO Development Agenda.

Turkey: Implementing Regulations of New Law Enter into Force

Following the adoption of Law no. 6769 on the Protection of Industrial Property Rights earlier this year, the Implementing Regulations of the Law entered into force on April 24, 2017. By way of background, Law no. 6769, which was introduced on January 10, 2017, repeals and replaces the Decree Laws on Patents and Utility Models, on Trademark and Service marks, on Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications that was previously adopted in Turkey.

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