Designs: U.A.E.

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Absolute worldwide novelty is required

Claiming priority : Yes

Protection Period : 10 Years – as of filing date or priority date

Extension Term : None

Annuity Payments : Annually on the anniversary of filing date

Grace period for Annuity payments : 3 months without penalties and additional 3 months with late payment penalties.

Working or nominal working of Designs : Yes

Notes : 
It is worth mentioning that the Patent Office in the UAE is only accepting applications. Examination of filed design applications has yet to start, and therefore, no designs have been granted yet.

The UAE Patent Office has recently started examining patent applications through the Austrian Patent Office. 


Filing Requirements

Design Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the UAE Consulate. 
  2. A duly legalized extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association if the applicant is a company or body corporate. 
  3. Two copies of the model or design if it is two-dimensional or two copies of each view thereof, if it is three-dimensional.
  4. Assignment Deed legalized up to UAE Consulate. 
  5. A certified copy of the priority document (if claimed). 


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