IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

United Arab Emirates

As the United Arab Emirates approaches its golden jubilee this year, it has also reached the UAE Vision 2021 milestone. Launched in 2010, the Vision aims to promote domestic innovation and the transition to an entrepreneurial, knowledge-based economy. Traditionally, local practitioners have been heavily invested in inbound patent work; however,...

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As the United Arab Emirates approaches its golden jubilee this year, it has also reached the UAE Vision 2021 milestone. Launched in 2010, the Vision aims to promote domestic innovation and the transition to an entrepreneurial, knowledge-based economy. Traditionally, local practitioners have been heavily invested in inbound patent work; however, times are changing and outbound work is now more prevalent as Emirati inventors become more prolific. This has had a positive impact on filing numbers and led to sophisticated prosecution instructions for the country’s attorneys. From a legislative standpoint, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office no longer receives new filings for GCC patent applications as of 6 January 2021, following a GCC Supreme Council meeting the previous day. With the help of IAM listed practitioners, those looking to protect their rights must now file their applications directly with the respective GCC state’s patent office.

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