United States of America
United Arab Emirates
IP Enforcement
25. Please describe in detail the manner in which the laws of the United Arab Emirates provide for effective action against infringement of intellectual property rights as required by Article 41 of the TRIPS Agreement. Please address the cost and any possible delays that are associated with the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the United Arab Emirates.
The following three intellectual property nights-related laws provide for measures aimed at preventing violation of intellectual property rights: - the 1992 Trade Marks Law No.37 in its Chapter VI on Penalty (Articles 37¬-43); - the 1992 Copyright Law in its Chapter VIII ( Articles 38-44) on Penalty; - the 1992 Patent and Design Law in its Chapter V on Preventive Measures, Offences and Penalty (Articles 58-61); lay down measures to prevent any infringement or unlawful act which violate rights of the owner of intellectual property. These laws also provide for remedy measures like preventive seizure, confiscation, destruction of products and equipment as well as removing of the effects of the illegal acts and compensation.