Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), 6 July 2021: The Dubai International Financial Centre has announced it has enacted new Intellectual Property Regulations.
They came into force on 5 July.
They provide clarity on the powers and functions of the Commissioner of Intellectual Property. They also outline the process for filing intellectual property infringement complaints, inspections and investigations in connection with violations of the Intellectual Property Law.
In addition, they cover the issuing of directions by the Commissioner, along with the specifics which must be contained in the directions.
A Register of Experts is also going to be established and the Commissioner may appoint them to assist in investigating complaints.
Finally, the Commissioner will be able to cooperate with Federal and local authorities to protect intellectual property rights across each of their respective jurisdictions.
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