Last updated on April 6, 2021
Copyright registration in Dubai is a form of Intellectual Property; that protects the original work of authorship against duplication and plagiarism. It protects the exclusive right of the original author to copy its work and stop anyone from copying the work without his or her authorization.
What can you protect under the copyright registration in UAE:
UAE Laws permit the protection of the following under the Copyright registration in UAE:
- Books, booklets, articles and other literature
- Computer software and applications, databases and similar works define in a decision to be issue by the Minister of Economy
- Lectures, sermons speeches as well as other works of alike nature
- Plays, musicals and pantomimes
- Musicals accompanied by dialogues as well as musicals which are not accompanied by dialogue
- Audio and video works or audio visual works
- Architectural plans as well as architectural work and drawings
- Drawings, paintings, sculptures, etchings, lithography, screen printing, reliefs and intaglio prints and other similar works of fine art
- Photographic work as well as other alike work of graphic
- Art works as well as plastic art
- Charts, maps, plans, 3-D modelling for geographical and topographical applications and architectural designs etc.
- Derivative works, subject to the protection afforded to the work(s) upon which they are based. The security shall range to the title of the work; in case created, as well as the creative concept created for broadcast material.
Pre-conditions for the protection copyright registration in Dubai:
In order to avail the protection of the original work of authorship; following are the pre-conditions for the copyright registration in Dubai:
- Copyrighted work must be original, and
- It must be fix into a “tangible form.” Ideas themselves can’t be copyright.
Why the copyright registration in UAE:
The original work of authorship is the result of author’s rich imagination, natural abilities and the hard work. With the micro expansion of the digital space and advance technology; the original work of authorship is at greater risk of dilution and infringement. Therefore, any work of the authorship is not duly registered under the UAE Laws is vulnerable.
Benefits of the copyright registration in Dubai:
Once the copyrights are duly register in any state of the UAE:
- Substantial as well as exclusive right to publish the work.
- Substantial as well as exclusive right to associate his/her name with the work.
- Extensive as well as exclusive right to market the work.
- Substantial as well as exclusive right to delegate the right to publish and distribute the work.
- Extensive as well as exclusive right to protest against the unauthorized changes, mutation and distortion in the work.
- Substantial as well as exclusive right to grant the license to use and exploit to others.
- Exclusive rights to take legal action against the infringement of any of the above rights via UAE Courts and get the rights enforced.
- Concrete proof of the ownership for the enforcement of the copyrights in other jurisdictions.
Duration of the protection of copyrights:
Once you register your copy justify; then the protection of the Copy rights will be for the life time of the author; and also 50 years following the death of the author.
What happens if someone infringes the copyrights?
UAE Laws provides the below punishments for the infringement of copyrights:
- Monetary penalty of the AED 50,000/- to AED 300,000/-, along with the
- Jail term from one month up to 3 years.
How we can assist you in the copyrights registration in UAE
- Offer expert consultation on pre Copyright registration in Dubai.
- Advise the client to strengthen the application for the trade mark registration in Dubai.
- Carry out all the UAE copyrights registration process timely and smoothly.
- Advise on the publication, distribution, assignment and licensing of the copyrights.
- Carry out the process of the assignment and the licensing of the copyrights.
- Advising the clients on the subject of the copyrights infringement.
- Advising the clients on the Copyright registration in Dubai and other countries around the globe.
- Carry out all the GCC and International copyrights registration process timely and smoothly.
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