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© Copyright

A copyright © is a form of protection to authors of “original works of authorship.” This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other creative works.

BRAND / LOGO

Trademarks are names, logos, or short slogans that help distinguish a ‘good’ or ‘service’ from other goods and services in a particular geographic area. The Federal Laws of the United Arab Emirates provide protection for registered trademarks. The laws intend to safeguard the interests of both businesses and consumers in the country.

SOFTWARE

Software copyright is the extension of copyright law to machine-readable software. While many of the legal principles and policy debates concerning software copyright have close parallels in other domains of copyright law, there are a number of distinctive issues that arise with software.

DESIGN

A registered design may be applied for to provide additional cover over and above any design right or copyright protection that may exist in the design. Registered designs are administered by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), in the Intellectual Property Office.

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Software
Software Copyright

The time span for completing the process ranges from 2 to 4 months.  The duration of the protection is for the lifetime of the author plus 50 years after his death.

  1. A Power of Attorney from the applicant, notarized in favor of Al Raqeem Intellectual Property. (If from foreign, this must be legalized up to UAE Consulate).
  2. Passport Copy with Visa Page and Emirates I.D of the author / designer
  3. Statement containing full description of the work.
  4. 2 copies of CD that contains the following information about your program.  – We are instructed by the Copyright Office to have the following prepared by your software engineer  / author since there is no other person that knows all about your system other than him who created it.

Important note to remember when preparing the above requirements by the Ministry:  All the information must be in two languages, Arabic and English.

Design

The time span for completing the process ranges from 2 to 4 months.  The duration of the protection is for the lifetime of the author plus 50 years after his death.

  1. A Power of Attorney from the applicant, notarized in favor of Al Raqeem Intellectual Property.
  2. A passport copy of the author / designer (If applicant is an individual).
  3. Company license and passport copy of the Managing Director (If applicant is company).
  4. Release letter from the author / designer, if the application should be registered in the name of a company.  If the author / designer is from foreign country, this must be legalized up to UAE Consulate.
  5. Three (3) hard copies of the works or designs as well as a copy in CD.
  6. Statement containing full description of the work.
  7.  

Important note to remember when preparing the above requirements by the Ministry:  All the information must be in two languages, Arabic and English.

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. 

Registered copyright object is protected in UAE through lifetime of author and fifty years beginning from the first day of the calendar year following the death. The economic rights of the authors of collective works except the authors of applied arts shall be protected for a period of fifty years beginning from the first day of the next calendar year of the first publication in case that the author is a legal person but in case that the author is a natural person, the period will be calculated according to the rule stipulated in UAE Copyright Law.

Copyright ownership may belong to:

  • Private individuals;
  • Legal entities or companies;
  • Private individuals and legal entities (simultaneously partially ownership).

Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be. A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.

Copyright in UAE is protected under the Copyright and Authorship Protection Law No.7 for the year 2002. Protection is granted to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works of whatever the value or kind or purpose or way of expression is. Protection is provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image, motion pictures, creative titles or computer software translation of works is also protected.

Copyright could be registered through:

  • UAE Ministry of Economy (Copyright Department) – within 2 – 3 months;
  • Dubai Copyright Office (official representation of International Online Copyright Office INTEROCO, European Union) within 10 days;
  • U.S. Copyright Office (by the post), 6-12 months.

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