Intellectual Property Protection in the Arabian Gulf: The Enforcement Challenge

David Price, Alhanoof Al-Debasi

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    The intellectual property rights protection regimes of the member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have undergone dramatic and progressive change and development over the last twenty years -since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the compliance obligations enshrined in the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs Agreement). The major trend has been a shift towards greatly increased codification of law which has entailed increasing substitution of institutionalized procedures for former informal, discretionary exercise of personal authority sometimes based on local interpretation of Shariah legal principles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntellectual Property Rights
    Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf
    EditorsDavid Price, Alhanoof Aldebasi
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherGerlach Press
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9783959940115
    ISBN (Print)9783959940108
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameGulf Studies Series
    PublisherGerlach Press


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