DIFC Intellectual Property (IP) Law


The DIFC and Al Tamimi & Company invite you to an informative webinar session on the DIFC Intellectual Property (IP) Law that enables entities to protect their intellectual property rights within the DIFC and create a safe environment for creativity and innovation within the Centre especially within the Fintech space.

The DIFC IP Law provides for and regulates the full spectrum of intellectual property rights from patents, utility certificates, industrial designs and drawings, copyright, trademarks, trade names and trade secrets. The Law was drafted in accordance with international best practice, taking into consideration the applicable UAE Federal laws regulating the various types of IP rights and in line with international treaties to which the UAE is party. 


12:00pm - 12:10pm: Introduction and Overview of DIFC IP Law, Dr. Tarek Hajjiri, DIFC Commissioner of Intellectual Property
12:10pm - 12:45pm: Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Tarek Hajjiri:

  • Omar Obeidat, Partner, Head of Intellectual Property
  • Ahmad Saleh, Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), Intellectual Property
  • Rasha Al Ardah, Senior Associate, Intellectual Property

12:45pm - 1:00pm: Q&A session


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