How to do for registering a trademark in United Arab Emirates? You can find below a brief overview; we remind you that Eva Troiani law firm is at your disposal for any advice and assistance on the subject.
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Which kind of trademarks it is possible to register in the United Arab Emirates
According to Article 2 of the UAE trademarks Law, a trademark is anything which takes a distinctive form, whether names, words, signatures, letters, figures, drawings, symbols, titles, tax stamps, seals, pictures, inscriptions, advertisement or packs or any other mark or a combination thereof, used or intended to be used, either in distinguishing goods, products or services whatever their origin is, or to show that goods or products are owned by the mark owner by virtue of their manufacture, selection or dealing in, or to indicate the performance of a service. Sound is considered part of a trademark, if it accompanies thereof.
The United Arab Emirates also use Nice Classification for trademarks. However, a trademark application cannot claim more than one class. If you are interested in several classes, you will need to file a trademark application for each class you want to protect.
Filing an registration of a trademark in the United Arab Emirates
After trademark filing, the application is examined and the Ministry may impose whatsoever restrictions and modifications it may consider necessary for defining and clarifying the trademark in a manner to prevent confusion with another already registered mark or for any reason it may deem fit. Where the application is rejected the applicant may appeal such decision.
Trademark applications accepted by the Examiner are published and any interested party may oppose the registration of the mark within 30 days from the date of the publication.
Validity and duration of a trademark in the United Arab Emirates
The term of duration of the registered mark shall be ten years from the application date and can be renewed indefinitely, each time for ten years.
Any interested party may request to cancel a trademark registration if the owner does not use its trademark in UAE for five consecutive years from the date of registration.
It is possible to give a trademark license, for all or for some of the products or services claimed by the mark. The license agreement must be entered in the Trademark Register.
Suggestions for the registration of a trademark in the United Arab Emirates
There is no obligation, but we invite you to take into consideration the possibility of registering the trademark in the local language for a better understanding by the public.
Eva Troiani law firm is at your disposal for further clarification on how to register the trademark in United Arab Emirates. Feel free to contact us!