Draft Anti-Commercial Fraud Law moves closer

21 April 2014

The draft anti-commercial fraud law contains a range of measures designed to fight both goods and services fraud and will set up for the first time a single body responsible for combatting counterfeiting across the UAE.  Under the draft law it will be an offence to import, sell, display, market, or possess counterfeit goods.  However, the extent to which ‘lookalike’ goods that don’t use the brand owner’s registered trade mark will be covered by the anti-counterfeiting provisions is unclear.  We expect the draft law to come into effect before the end of this year.



Melissa Murray

United Arab Emirates

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