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Dubai International Financial Centre: New Intellectual Property Regulations

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has enacted new Intellectual Property Regulations with effect from 5 July 2021 under DIFC Law No. 4 of 2019 (IP Law).

The new regulations will enable DIFC to increase innovation by identifying and protecting IP rights, important to technology and start-up companies.  Moreover, these regulations allow Commissioner of Intellectual Property to work with the Federal and local authorities to protect these IP rights.

Furthermore, these regulations clarify the functions of the Commissioner of Intellectual Property and summarize the process of filing IP infringement complaints, inspections, and investigations related to violations of the IP Law.