Cedar White Bradley (CWB) was honoured to deliver a workshop in Dubai to researchers and program managers at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) on intellectual property protection for plant varieties and agriculture-related technology.
Richard Gaugeler, a patent attorney, and Tamara El Shibib, a patent portfolio specialist, represented CWB at the workshop, which was held on Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Richard covered the basics of IP protection for plant varieties in the UAE. Tamara discussed technology innovations in the agriculture sector and patent commercialisation strategies.
Plant varieties are protected in the UAE under Law No. 17 of 2009. Those who wish to apply for a plant patent can submit their applications to the Ministry of Environment and Water in Abu Dhabi.
Founded in 1999 in Dubai, ICBA is an international, non-profit agricultural research and development centre which focuses on developing solutions to the issues of water, environment, income, and food security. ICBA conducts research and development programs that aim to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability in marginal environments.
CWB is a leading regional intellectual property firm with headquarters in Dubai that specialises in protecting and enforcing IP rights throughout the Middle East and North African region.
If you have any questions about this topic or any other patent matter, you are invited to contact a member of CWB’s Patents Group at [email protected].