Trademark Registration in UAE
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The Ministry of Economy (MOE) of the UAE registers trademarks; however, the regulatory body is not responsible for their enforcement and monitoring as they are to be done by trademark owners/holders. After the final approval is issued by the MOE for the registration of your trademark, it’s your duty to maintain and enforce your intellectual property rights.
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About Trademark Registration
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is typically a brand name that is used in business as an identification sign to distinguish the goods or services from other companies. A trademark could be a name, sign, picture, signature, color, word, slogan, software, application, website, shape, or combination of any of these.
What is a trademark class system?
Trademarks are registered under a ‘class’ system in the UAE. Each trademark class covers different products and services. There are 45 international classes and it is possible to register trademarks in 44 classes in the UAE. A separate application is required for registration of a trademark in each class. It may be costly and unnecessary for you to register your trademark in classes that are not relevant to your goods or services. Thus, choosing the correct class is critical for necessary protection and avoiding unnecessary costs. Al Raqeem takes this responsibility when filing your application.
What are the benefits of trademark registration?
You will enjoy the following main benefits by registering your trademark:
- Protect your business identity
- Protect you against others using the same or similar marks
- protects you against confused with others who trade in the same industry but have a bad reputation
- It’s a valuable asset: it can be licensed, franchised, or sold
Difference between a trademark and other IP
A trademark is only one form of intellectual property and is typically associated with logos and brand names. The other forms of intellectual property that can be protected by companies are:
- Patents: These are used for new technology, inventions, ideas, processes, and methods
- Copyrights: These are used for literary, artistic, dramatic works, musical works or computer software
- Industrial Designs: These are used for shapes, patterns or ornamentation applied to an industrially produced objects
Trademark search at the Trademark Registry helps you find out whether anyone else has prior rights to your proposed trademark. This essentially helps you determine if your application will have chances for success. This step is highly recommended before any trademark application is filed in the UAE.
Trademark registration in the United Arab Emirates is valid for 10 years. The registration is renewable for further periods of 10 years each.
Any distinguished form of names, words, signatures, letters, figures, graphics, logos, titles, hallmarks, seals, pictures, patterns, announcements, packs or any other marks or group of marks if they were used or intended to be used either to distinguish goods, products or services from whatever sources or to indicate that certain services, goods or products belong to the owner of the trademark because of their provision, manufacturing, selection of trading.
A patent protects new inventions, ideas and covers the processes and methods used in creating such inventions. The owner of a patent has protection under the law. Registration of a patent provides the owner with the necessary protection from use or exploitation by others.
A copyright is a protection given by law to the authors, creators, and writers for their work, including dramatic, musical, artistic, literary, and other intellectual work.
Typically, you would not be able to register a proper name such as yours, as a trademark. The only exceptions maybe if you can show that your name has become identified in the minds of the public with your specific goods and/or services.
There is no one system of global trademark registration. Hence, applications are required to be filed separately for each jurisdiction, save in cases where some countries allow for one application through a treaty. An example is the Madrid Protocol which covers multiple jurisdictions. UAE is not a party to the Madrid Protocol.
Registration of a trademark can be challenged by a third party who may claim prior rights to the trademark. Typically, this happens at the time of publication of the trademark in the Trademark Journal and local newspapers as part of the registration process. In case of a challenge, the necessary process is required to be followed before an application can be finally successful.
Trademark Registration Cost
|Filing to registration:|
|Publication in the trademark journal||AED||753.00|
|Publications in two Arabic newspaper||AED||1,000.00|
|Our Professional fees||AED||750.00|
|Cost of Registration in one class||AED||8,259.00|
There will only be an additional cost if there are any hindrances occurred during the procedure like opposition, responding to official action, attestation, and translation. We will first advise you if there is any; together with an estimate of the additional costs before we proceed.
Documents Required for Trademark Registration
If you make your mind to get ready for registering your trademark in the United Arab Emirates. Then, definitely you will think about what are the documents you need to prepare for the trademark application. If you want to apply for a Protected Trademark, Al Raqeem Intellectual Property has a complete list of documents that you need to prepare by brand or business owners. An on-time preparation of these documents will make the process smooth and easy.
Required document list mentioned below:
- IF UNDER COMPANY NAME
1 – A Notarized Power of Attorney in favor of Al Raqeem Intellectual Property. (If from a foreign company, it must be legalized up to UAE Consulate).
2 – Passport Copy with Visa Page of the Managing Director.
3 – A copy of the Trade license.
4 – Logo in JPEG format.
5 – List of goods/services.IF UNDER PERSONAL NAME
1 – A Notarized Power of Attorney in favor of Al Raqeem Intellectual Property.
2 – A Notarized No Objection Certificate from Partners
3 – A copy of trade license
4 – Passport copy with visa page of the individual (owner of the trademark)
5 – Passport copy and emirates i.d of all the partners who are in the trade license
6 – Logo in JPEG format