The trademark in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since September 19, 1996. In United Arab Emirates (UAE) is followed the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (10th edition).
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Trademark Registration: Requirements
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Office by a trademark agent. A notarized power of attorney authenticated by a consulate of the Emirates is necessary. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration. A separate United Arab Emirates (UAE) trademark application has to be filed for each class. Similar trademarks may be protected together with the main trademark as associated trademarks for the same owner, in case the main elements are similar and the differences irrelevant.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Trademark Registration: Procedure
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) trademark application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 12-15 months from first filing to registration. Before registration, the trademark application is published in the Trademark Bulletin as well as in two local daily Arabic newspapers within 30 days from the approval of the publication form. The opposition period is 30 days from the date of the last publication since a trademark application is published in the Trademarks Journal and two local newspapers in accordance with the Federal Trademark Law.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Trademark Registration: Protection
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) trademark registration is valid for 10 years as of the date of filing the application renewable for similar periods. The renewal fees of a trademark registration can be paid during the final year of the protection period.
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