European Union
United Arab Emirates
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
36. Please state if your legislation grants additional protection for innovations after the 20 years of patent protection has lapsed.
The term of protection of patents is determined by a period of time of 20 years. The current law provides for protection for a period of time of 15 years which may be extended once for five years (Article 14 of the 1992 Patent Law No. 44). The amendment will provide for a protection of 20 years in order to conform to Article 33 of the TRIPS Agreement and does not provide for extension in this regard.