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UAE Introduces Program To Bolster Intellectual Property

The launch of the IP Ecosystem program will protect creators, boost growth, and attract foreign investment amidst a surge in trademark filings.

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The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has unveiled a program geared towards enhancing the protection of intellectual property, amidst a notable uptick in trademark filings within the UAE.

The IP Ecosystem initiative is poised not only to assist inventors and innovators in safeguarding their creations but also to serve as a driver of growth, attracting increased foreign investment, stated Minister of the Economy Abdulla bin Touq on Wednesday.

“The UAE recognizes the importance of putting in place an integrated legislative framework that promotes and encourages creativity, innovation and comprehensive intellectual property protection for talented individuals, skilled professionals, creators, innovators and entrepreneurs in the country,” explained Minister of the Economy Abdulla bin Touq.

The program is also aligned with the UAE’s vision of becoming a global hub for the new economy and the most prosperous society worldwide by 2031. The IP Ecosystem program is underpinned by 11 initiatives encompassing pivotal economic and creative sectors of the UAE, including bolstered backing for new technologies alongside student outreach endeavors.

Upgrading the protections afforded under IP laws and facilitating growth for research and development-centric projects are core tenets of the new initiative. Additionally, the UAE government aims to elevate ministry services, particularly in artificial intelligence, positioning them as nationally marketable products on the international stage.

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With the UAE prioritizing the advancement of creators and innovators as part of its new economy agenda, there has been a substantial surge in trademark applications during 2023. Ministry of Economy data revealed a nearly 10% year-on-year increase in trademark application filings.

Moreover, registered trademarks experienced an uptick of nearly 3%, while registrations for intellectual works soared by a massive 29.5%. Patent applications also witnessed a robust annual surge of 19.5%, totaling 3,415 last year.

The UAE’s legislative and policy strides in recent years have led to substantial expansion in the new economy sectors, with an increasing number of individuals and companies capitalizing on the nation’s growth potential. As of November, the ministry reported that the tally of business licenses tied to creative activities registered in the country had reached 932,000 by the close of the first half of 2023.

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Lebanese Newspaper Builds AI President To Beat Political Crisis

The move by media outlet AnNahar comes after 13 failed attempts by the Lebanese parliament to elect a new leader.

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In a world first, Lebanon’s AnNahar Newspaper has built an artificial intelligence model designed to carry out presidential duties for the politically troubled country. Lebanon has been without a sitting president for two years after thirteen failed attempts by the nation’s parliament to elect a suitable candidate.

The new AI President’s deep learning algorithm was fed over 90 years of impartial journalism from AnNahar’s archive stretching back to the 1930s. The AI leader analyzes not only historical data but also current events and is able to formulate solutions for all manner of political, legal, and governmental questions. By tapping into such a vast knowledge base, Lebanon’s AI President will have a deep understanding of the country’s past, as well as an unbiased take on the challenges the nation faces going forward.

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The new AI President was unveiled in a recent live broadcast. Nayla Tueni, editor-in-chief of AnNahar Newspaper conducted an interview with the digital leader, asking relevant questions about the current state of Lebanon, and how to fix the country’s difficult political situation. AnNahar has also converted its print newspaper to focus entirely on the new president’s guidance on issues spanning everything from the economy to sustainability and the environment.

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After the interview, Nayla Tueni commented: “As Lebanese people, and especially at AnNahar, we refuse to sit back and allow things to go on as they have. To not have a president for this long is unacceptable and has impacted the country negatively. If the parliament will not do its job to elect a president, then the people will bring to Lebanon a president”.

The AI President will soon be accessible to everyone at OurPresident.ai, Users will be able to ask questions in a similar manner to the likes of ChatGPT and Google Gemini. It is also understood that government officials will also use the tool to help devise new directives.

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