Copyrights and Related Rights

Statistics regarding Intellectual Properties

Number of works:

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

177

265

270

439

434

555

524

627

Number of companies and establishments registered in the office of intellectual works is 159.

Number of applications submitted by companies

2004

2005

2006

876

849

850

  • Inspection: during 2004, 83 inspections of shops in Abu Dhabi were conducted and the result was as follows:
    • 27 shops: no violations
    • 32 shops: one-month closure
    • 24 shops: final warning
  • Inspection: during 2005 and 2006, 496 inspections of shops in Abu Dhabi were made and the result was as follows:
    • 311 shops: no violations
    • 50 shops: one-month closure
    • 99 shops: final warning
    • 11 shops: reserved
    • 3 shops: undertaking
    • 3 shops: two-month closure
    • 19 shops: closure until further notice
  • piracy instances in the UAE

(as per the report of commercial software producers association BSA)

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

49%

47%

44%

41%

36%

34%

34%

34%


Trademarks

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

5563

5399

7113

8122

10281

2966

5525

8724

8724

6804

Patents

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

352

404

442

528

627

115

125

215

304

387


* Source: Ministry of Economy, Abu Dhabi Office, P.O.Box: 904, Telephone: 026271100