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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Al-Louzi
 
First Name:
Rawan
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Patent Protection in the GCC
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Joint Paper
Dr. Mohamed Abou El Farag
Dr. Rawan Al-Louzi
Qatar University
College of Law

Patents Protection in the GCC


Fostering scientific and technical progress, facilitating transfer of technology and boosting economic growth in the region being the main objectives of Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), the GCC Patent Office (“GCCPO”) was established to further ensure fulfilling these objectives. The gulf countries are viewed as an important investment market especially for overseas companies. This is confirmed by the increasing number of patent applications filled at the GCCOP. The aim of this paper is to investigate the patent protection system within the GCC borders starting from the patentability requirements and subject matter up to the rights associated with granting a patent. It will provide a general review of the GCC’s patent protection standards and propos future enhancement.


 
 
 

WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF