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.
|Title of host publication||Intellectual Property Rights|
|Subtitle of host publication||Development and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf|
|Editors||David Price, Alhanoof Aldebasi|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Germany|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Gulf Studies Series|