Features

Implications of 3D printing technology on trademarks – the UAE perspective

By Fatima Qasim

3D printing could alter the traditional manufacturing, economic and legal landscape. However, this technology could be seriously disruptive to intellectual property in the United Arab Emirates which, while a financial hub, lacks a strong IP regime

In 1971 seven emirates combined to form the United Arab Emirates. Since then, this part of the Arabian Peninsula has evolved from a pearl-diving industry to a major financial hub. Today the country is home to the world’s tallest building, an indoor ski slope, a man-made island and several other architectural marvels. The country’s location, and investment in the technological and real estate sectors, have been key factors in the United Arab Emirates’ success. Its economic strength was further established when it won the opportunity to host EXPO 2020 for the first time ever in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Dubai EXPO 2020 will be held under the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, which echoes the spirit of collaboration and cooperation that has led to the United Arab Emirates’ current success.

This article is part of World Trademark Review's premium intelligence and is only available to subscribers.

Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

World Trademark Review is one of my favourite conference organisers. The topics and themes are always relevant, on point and designed to give me practical information about real-time industry issues. I look forward to all of the World Trademark Review events and highly recommend them to my industry colleagues.

Jennifer Chung
Assistant general counsel
Time Inc

Benefits

Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.

Why subscribe?

Close

Register for more free content

  • Read more World Trademark Review blogs and articles
  • Receive the editor's weekly review by email
Register now  
Issue 71