UAE: Dubai International Financial Centre Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Intellectual Property Regulations
The Dubai International Financial Centre has launched a public consultation on proposed Intellectual Property Regulations. The consultation ends on 9 May 2021. The Proposed Regulations deal with the requirements concerning intellectual property infringement complaints to the DIFC Commissioner of Intellectual Property, the inspections and investigations the Intellectual Property Commissioner may carry out in dealing with these complaints and the requirements for issuing directions in respect of them. They will also establish a Register of Experts, which the Commissioner can refer to when investigating complaints and also covers the ability of the Commissioner to cooperate with relevant Federal and local authorities in the UAE from an enforcement perspective. They are aimed at facilitating the administration and enforcement of the DIFC Intellectual Property Law (DIFC Law No. 4/2019) and enhance the regulatory framework in the DIFC.