PLAIN PACKAGING OF CIGARETTES AND TRADEMARK LAW
Plain packaging of cigarettes requires the elimination of all branding (colors, imagery, company logos, and trademarks), allowing manufacturers to print only the brand name in an assigned size and font, in addition to the health warnings context and any other legally required standard information. The design of all cigarette packs is standardized, including the color of the pack.
In the United Arab Emirates, Health warnings context, logos, and cover must be no less than 50 percent of the bottom of tobacco product packaging.
To guarantee the complete protection of the intellectual property of companies, the UAE government has taken admirable steps to enforce trademark laws.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan presented UAE’s Federal Trademark Law No. 37 of 1992 which was modified by Federal Law No. 8 of 2002.
Also Read: Complete Guide Intellectual Property in UAE
Here are some basic rules to follow for Trademark
- A trademark at risk of slipping off the absolute or relative grounds for rejection is not necessarily a suitable trademark. That may seem an odd thing to say, but it is a significant argument, nonetheless. In spite of the fact that there are numerous dark zones within the grounds for refusal of an exchange stamp application, in the event that an application is made to enlist something that falls in these dark ranges there’s a chance that it’ll be denied and time and cash will have been squandered.
- Something that is striking and critical is commonly a solid exchange mark. The best case of this is a word that is totally made up of KODAK. Then again, the imprint could be something discretionary that doesn’t especially identify with the item to which it will be applied (for instance, APPLE or BLACKBERRY).
- It is also a good choice for a customer to refer to the commodity to which he relates. It can mean having a partly concise trademark because it tells the customer what the product is doing. Be that as it may, alert must be taken provided that the predominant component of an exchange mark is the distinct segment then there is a hazard it won’t be registered.