European Union
United Arab Emirates
IP Enforcement
55. Please explain how your legislation implements Article 50 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Article 58 of Patent Law provides that the owner of the patent may request the competent court, either before or during the civil or criminal proceeding, to issue a writ of attachment on the invention or industrial design, or on the establishment or the part of establishment using or exploiting a patent, in relation to which an infringement or an unlawful act has been committed. Temporary and rapid measures against any violation of intellectual property rights are provided in the other laws. Customs department is allowed to take measures at the borders to prevent any violation of intellectual property rights in accordance the above-mentioned laws as well as under Customs regulations. These measures are taken either following the demand of the right holder or on the basis of judicial order.