Global Intellectual Property Center

UAE

UAE

Primary Sources

  • Commercial Transactions Law No.18 of 1993 (1993)
  • Common Customs Law of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of 2003, with its Rules of Implementation and Explanatory Notes (2003)
  • Decision of the Supreme Committee for the Supervision of the Telecommunication Sector No. 3 of 2004, Issuing the Executive Order of Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 Regarding the Organisation of the Telecommunication Sector (2004)
  • Economic Agreement Between the GCC States (January 1, 2003)
  • Federal Decree No.85 of 2007 on The Common Customs Law for the Arab States of the Gulf (2007)
  • Federal Decree-Law No. 5 of 2012 on Combating Cybercrimes (2012)
  • Federal Judicial Authority Law No. 3 of 1983 (1983)
  • Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 on Telecom Law (2003)
  • Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 regarding the Organization of Telecommunications Sector (as amended) (2008)
  • Federal Law No. 1 of 2006 on Electronic Commerce and Transactions (2006)
  • Federal Law No. 15 of 1980 on the Press and Publication (1980)
  • Federal Law No. 24 of 2006 Concerning Consumer Protection (2006)
  • Federal Law No. 31 of 2006 Pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs (2002)
  • Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 on Trademarks (as amended by Law No. 19 of 2000 and Law No. 8 of 2002) (1992)
  • Federal Law No. 6 of 2008 on Establishing a National Council for Tourism and Antiquities (2008)
  • Federal Law No. 7 of 2002 Concerning Copyrights and Neighboring Rights (2002)
  • Federal Law No. 7 of 2008 on the National Center for Documentation and Research (2008)
  • Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on Regulation of Labour Relation (1980)
  • Law No. 1 of 1992 of the Emirate of Sharjah on Antiquities (1992)
  • Law No. 5 of 1973 on Commercial Register (1973)
  • Ministerial Decision No. 133 of 2004 on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights (2004)
  • Ministerial Decision No. 134 of 2004 on Compulsory Licensing of Copies or Translations of Works (2004)
  • Ministerial Decision No. 411 of 1993 on the Control of Protected Works in Accordance with the Provisions of the Federal Law No. 40 Of 1992 Concerning the Protection of Intellectual Works and Copyright (1993)
  • United Arab Emirates Commercial Companies Law No. 8 of 1984, as amended (1984)

Secondary Sources

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  • MSN.com (2015), “Raid on UAE stores selling unlicensed set‐top boxes”, 12/5/2015
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