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Patent registration

A patent is granted for every new invention arising from an innovative idea or innovative improvement that represents a creative step and is industrially applicable.

Eligibility criteria for granting a patent

The eligibility criteria for granting a patent includes:

  1. a new invention resulting from an innovative idea or innovative improvement
  2. a creative step
  3. industrial applicability.

When is a patent not granted?

A patent is not granted in the inventions and creations of:

  1. discoveries of new plant or animal species, and biological methods of animal or plant production, except scientific methods of microbiology and microbiological products, as per the executive regulation of the law
  2. human or animal diagnosis, treatment or surgical methods
  3. scientific principles, discoveries, theories and mathematical methods
  4. rules, plans and modalities used in doing business or purely mental activities
  5. natural materials, except the method used for their extraction or purification

inventions that violate public order or morals, or harm human life, health, or the environment, when they are used.

Validity of the patent

A patent is valid for 20 years from the date of application or from the date of international filing.

Documents Required for Filing a Patent Registration in the UAE

  • A power of attorney duly legalized
  • If the applicant is a company, a duly legalized extract from the Commercial Register or the Memorandum of Association must be presented
  • A copy of the English specification and claims with its Arabic translation
  • A set of drawings related to the invention
  • An abstract of the invention
  • A duly legalized deed of assignment signed by the inventor, in case the applicant is not the inventor
  • A certified copy of the application that shows the filing date, number and country


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