Kuwait: Copyright Country Profile

Kuwait is a member of the Arab Copyright Treaty (ratified in 1986) and the Berne Convention (acceded in 2014).

Current Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 22 of 2016 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights [قانون رقم ٢٢ لسنة ٢٠١٦ في شأن حقوق المؤلف والحقوق المجاورة]: Arabic Text.

Previous Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 5 of 1999 on Intellectual Property [مرسوم بقانون رقم ٥ لسنة ١٩٩٩ فس شأن حقوق الملكية الفكرية]: Arabic Text.

Photo credits: “Kuwait City” by Meshal Alawadhi – CC BY-NC 2.0

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