United States of America
United Arab Emirates
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
20. What term of protection does the patent law of the United Arab Emirates provide for patents? Please describe any provisions for extension of the term of protection and cite to the relevant provisions of the law.
The 1992 Patent Law, Article 14, determines the term of protection in 15 years subject to a possible extension for 5 additional years. The draft amendment will modify this term by extending it to 20 years from the date of filling the application.