The United Arab Emirates Patent Law
Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992 pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs was replaced by Federal Law No. 17 for the year 2002 and later amended by the Federal law 31 for the year 2006. As per the last issued law, protection period for patent is 20 years and for Utility Certificate is 10 years. No extension of this term is allowed in the UAE.
A patent granted under the Federal law of the United Arab Emirates provides protection in the seven emirates namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras-Al-khaimah, Umm-Al-Quwain and Ajman.
UAE is a member of a number of international bodies, namely:
WIPO Convention, since September 1974.
Paris Convention (Industrial Property), since September 1996.
PCT (Patents), since March 1999.
WTO: Member and Signatory to TRIPS Agreement, since April 1996.