Tuesday, January 16 2024   \  Published by Abu-Ghazaleh IP .

UAE Releases New Patent and Design Regulations

UAE Releases New Patent and Design Regulations

DUBAI – The UAE Patent Office announced, in its meeting with IP local agents on December 25, 2023, new regulations pertaining to the patents in the UAE.

The new regulations that will be adapted as of January 15, 2024, are summarized as follows:

New Charges for Academic and SMEs: The Patent Office has introduced new charges specifically applicable to Academic and SME entities. These charges will be enforced exclusively on local firms.

Submission of Legal Documents and Arabic Translation: The Patent Office allows a grace period of 90 days for the submission of legal documents and Arabic translations following the filing of an application. However, an official fee of (109.71 USD) will be imposed, per submission.

Restoration Fees: In cases where an application exceeds the specified deadline, it can still be restored. However, a new late filing fee will be applied for each exceeding month. For Example: Read more

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