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Vision, Purpose, Values

Established by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, AD.iP fosters an environment where innovation is encouraged. We create and promote a world-class Intellectual Property regime for all researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies to generate, innovate, and commercialise ideas and technological advancements. We offer guidance, advisory, and best-in-class services to support a knowledge-based economy for the growth and propsperity of Abu Dhabi.
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AD.iP's mandate is to be the place for you to:

  • Learn the basics of IP.

  • Understand your potential IP.

  • Get financial support.

  • Recognise and create new IP.

  • Explore and invest in other parties’ IP.

  • Learn how to commercialise your IP.

  • Know how to maintain, leverage, or enforce your IP right.

  • Find an IP marketplace.

  • Seek for expert IP advice.

  • Recognise how to avoid risks related to IP.

Our Vision

Leading the way in Intellectual Property for the knowledge-based economy.

Our Purpose

Protecting the ideas of the present to shape the future.

Our Values


Aspiring to stay at the forefront of IP law and policy, and striving to always seek new and better ways to serve our community.


Committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical behaviour and professionalism.


Dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our customers, constantly seeking to improve our processes and operations.


Devoted to making our services and resources as accessible as possible to all stakeholders.


Decidedly forging value-driven long-term win-win relationships within the community.

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