Trademarks: U.A.E.

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Classification : Nice Classifications (9th Edition), (Classes 1-45); Single-Class Filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Series Marks, Certification Marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes - Marks are examined as to its registrability.
Publication : Yes – in the Trademark Official Gazette and two daily newspapers.

Opposition : Yes – within 30 days as of the last publication date (NO extensions are permitted).

Time Frame for Registration : 12 months
Registration Term : 10 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years 
Grace Period for Renewals : 30 days as of expiration date

Use Requirement for filing : Use of a trademark is not compulsory for filing application for registration

Cancellation : Any interested party may request the court to cancel a trademark registration, if the owner fails to use such a trademark in the United Arab Emirates for 5 consecutive years from the date of registration.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to UAE Consulate (MUST be filed with application). 
  2. Twenty prints of the trademark/service mark. 
  3. A certified copy of the home / foreign application / registration, if priority is claimed.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to UAE Consulate.
  2. A copy of the certificate of registration of the trademark.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney executed by the assignee and legalized up to UAE Consulate.
  2. A duly legalized deed of assignment executed by both parties. 
  3. The original certificate of registration of the mark.

Registered User/License Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney in the name of the licensee legalized up to UAE Consulate.
  2. A legalized copy of the license agreement executed by both parties 
  3. The original certificate of registration of the mark.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A power of attorney in the new name and/or address legalized up to UAE Consulate.
  2. A legalized certificate proving the change of name or address issued by the local 
    competent authority of the applicant’s domicile. 
  3. The original certificate of registration of the mark.

 

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