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United Arab Emirates

  • International Country Code:

    AE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    UAE dirham (AED)

Patent in the United Arab Emirates (non-PCT)

United Arab Emirates
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in the United Arab Emirates, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a patent application in the United Arab Emirates
A patent application claiming priority should be filed within twelve months from the first priority date.
  • Filing requirements in the United Arab Emirates
The official languages of a UAE patent application are Arabic and English. These translations should be submitted at the time of filing.
 
For obtainment of the filing date, a patent application in the UAE must contain:
- a request to grant a patent;
- applicant(s) and author(s) details (names, addresses, nationalities);
- specification and claims in English and Arabic, drawings, if any, and abstract.

A certified copy of the Priority Document and its Arabic and English translations should be filed within 90 days from the filing date.

An original Power of Attorney must be submitted within 90 days from the filing date. Legalisation up to the UAE Consulate is required.

A Deed of Assignment from the inventor(s) to the applicant if the applicant is not the inventor must be submitted within 90 days from the filing date. Legalisation up to the UAE Consulate is required.

If the applicant is a corporate body, a certificate of incorporation or articles of association is also required to be submitted within 90 days from the filing date. Legalisation up to the UAE Consulate is required.

  • Examination of a UAE patent application

Once the formal requirements are completed and all required documents are submitted, the Patent Office will issue a formal and legal examination notice formally accepting the application. A request for the settlement of the examination fees within 90 days from the date of receiving the notification about positive results of the formal examination will also be issued. Under the agreement between the UAE Patent Office and the Austrian/Korean Patent Offices, the latter are responsible for conducting the substantive examination of the applications filed with the UAE PTO.

  • Novelty grace period

There is no novelty grace period provided for patent applications in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

A grant fee for patent registration in the UAE is not stipulated. On substantive acceptance of the application, an applicant should pay the publication fee. Maintenance fees must be paid starting from the next year counted from the national filing date. Payment may be performed within three months before the due date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

If the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes an average of 2 years to obtain a patent in the UAE.

  • Utility model

It is possible to obtain utility model protection under the UAE IP legislation. Utility models must be new, have an inventive step and be industrially applicable. The maximum protection period is ten years from the application filing date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform patent registration in the UAE through a registered Emirati patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Database for the GCC Patents.
2. Patent protection in the United Arab Emirates may be obtained via the GCC Patent.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MarkMirror Intellectual Property Services on 08.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with the UAE IP Laws

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