Rights of Interior Decoration Designer "A study in Light of UAE Federal Law No. 7 of 2002 on the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights”

  •  Nada Zuhair Al – Feel    


This study includes the answer to the question that may be raised regarding the possibility of considering the design of the interior decoration as classified as protected works in the UAE law, and the consequent enjoyment by the designer of the literary and financial rights of the author. Paragraph 11 of UAE Federal Law No. 7 of 2002 on the protection of copyright and related rights refers to the design of decoration as one of the examples of the technical works mentioned by the legislator. The answer to the questions raised in this study is divided into two axes: the first is the technical framework and guarantee the historical development of the design, the role of the Arab design in the development of the design of the decoration and the definition of the designer and distinguish it from the architectural design. The second axis included the legal framework and included the conditions that must be met in the decoration design in order to enjoy legal protection, the rights of the decorator and then the legal protection of the right of the decorator.

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