The first of its kind in the region, DED launches ‘IP gateway’ in Dubai- UAE

UAE
August 2016

The first of its kind in the region ‘Intellectual Property Gateway’ an electronic gateway was launched in Dubai for receiving complaints on trademark infringement through The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection, CCCP, sector in the Department of Economic Development DED’s website.

This gateway automates all procedures relating to intellectual property (IP) issues, starting from receiving complaints and opening files to receiving reports from field officers and submitting them to trademark owners, and will become effective in September 2016.

The IP gateway seeks to protect the rights of trademark owners and enable businesses to grow sustainably as part of achieving Dubai’s overall economic development strategy and reinforcing trust between the public and private sectors.

The initiative also reflects DED’s increasing compliance with the directives of the Dubai Government to replace all manual procedures with smart systems to enhance economic competitiveness and sustainable development.

As always, the UAE is one step ahead, and going in the right direction with regards to IP matters.