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11 Jan 2016

Patents in United Arab Emirates - Lexology Navigator Q&A

Applying for a patent\r
What are the criteria for patentability in your jurisdiction?\r
To qualify for a patent, an invention must be new, involve an inventive step and be industrially applicable. \r
What are the limits on patentability?\r
The following are excluded from patentability:\r
plant varieties, animal species and biological methods of producing plants or animals;\r
diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations for humans and animals;\r
scientific and mathematical principles, discoveries and methods;\r
guides, rules or methods for conducting business, performing mental activities or playing games; and\r
inventions that violate public order or morals or relate to national defence.

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