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Mrz 02, 2016 (Newsletter Issue 4/16)
United Arab Emirates
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More IPR Courts to be Established

The authorities in UAE will be setting-up dedicated courts to handle intellectual property rights disputes and small claims, as per Ministerial Resolution No. 137 for 2016.

The judicial inspection department will provide specialised training to judges to assist them understand the procedures and technicalities associated with IPR cases. This will result in effectively and efficiently resolving disputes.

An intellectual property court has already been set up at the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance. Small claims courts, which were earlier created at the Fujairah Court of First Instance, will be established at courts across the country.

Source: JAH & Co. IP, Qatar