United States of America
United Arab Emirates
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
18. Please describe in detail the rights provided patent holders under the patent law of the United Arab Emirates and cite to the relevant provisions of law.
The 1992 Patent Law, Article 15, provides the patent holder to prevent others from doing the following acts: (i) manufacturing, importing, offering for sale, selling, using or otherwise keeping for the purpose of selling or using the product; (ii) using the method and undertaking any of the acts mentioned in (i) related to a product obtained directly by such a method. To conform with Article 28 of the TRIPS Agreement, the draft amendment will precise the rights of the holders in using the invention, in addition to preventing others to use it as provided for in the existing law.