Friday, December 29 2023   \  Published by CWB Group.

UAE Amends Patent and Industrial Design Fees

UAE Amends Patent and Industrial Design Fees

On November 15, 2023, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy published Ministerial Resolution no. 112/2023 introducing and amending official fees related to patent, utility model and industrial design services. The Resolution amends fees associated with Federal Law No. 11 of 2021 on the Regulation and Protection of Industrial Property Rights and its implementing regulations under Ministerial Resolution No. 6 of 2022.

The main changes include the following:

The fees that were abolished on April 5, 2020 to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis, including publication fees and annuities, are reintroduced;

Fees for substantive examination are now determined based on the number of claims in a patent application. A tiered fee structure is adopted, with three different examination fees: Read more

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