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Dubai has won the bid to host the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in 2026. The city was selected as the host of the premier global gathering of professionals and experts in the field of trademarks and intellectual property during the opening ceremony of the 2023 INTA Annual Meeting held in Singapore on 17 May. Dubai will be the first city in the Middle East to host the prestigious event.

Held annually, the event brings together over 8,000 experts in the field of intellectual property, including lawyers, trademark owners, government officials and academics to discuss vital issues related to intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on trademarks and copyrights.

The successful bid for the INTA Annual Meeting 2026 was the result of a remarkable collaboration between the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) and the UAE Ministry of Economy, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, the Dubai Chambers and Dubai Police. Dubai’s selection as the venue for the largest global gathering of intellectual property professionals reflects its emergence as a leading destination for international events.