European Union
United Arab Emirates
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
29. Please explain how your legislation protects patent right holders against the importing and against the offering for sale of a patented invention.
Article 15 of the 1992 Patent Law No. 44 prevents third parties from making, or importing the product, offering it for sale, selling it and using it, or stoking it for the purposes of offering for sale or use when the patent has been granted for a product. The same article prevents the third parties from using the process, or engaging in any of the acts referred to above in relation to a product obtained by the means of the process when the patent has been granted for a process. The amendment to be introduced to this article will modify the drafting of the text in keeping the substance of its provisions preventing importing and offering for sale of a patented invention on one hand, and on the other hand, to affirm the right holders in exploiting his invention.