Kari Kammel, 2020
The enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights varies widely from country to country. This article will examine the cultural context enveloping the enforcement of IP rights in the Middle East and posit some ideas for companies looking to understand or protect their IP in this region. While not an exhaustive list, several impacts on the legal systems of the Middle East in relation to the protection of IP will be explored, namely: (1) collectivism and individualism; (2) economic development, history, and age of population; (3) shari’a, or Islamic, law; and (4) corruption and culture.
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