United Arab Emirates

  • International Country Code:

    AE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    UAE dirham (AED)

Trademark in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Filing multiple-class trademark applications is not possible in the UAE.

  • Minimum of filing documents in the United Arab Emirates

The official languages of the proceedings before the UAE patent office are Arabic and English.

For obtainment of the filing date, the UAE trademark application must contain:
- a request for TM registration;
- information about the applicant;
- list of goods/services for which the registration is sought;
- a soft copy of a trademark image.

A certified copy of the Priority Document and its Arabic and English translations should be filed with the application (late submission of documents is no longer applicable as per the UAE Trademark Office new practice).

An original Power of Attorney must be submitted simultaneously with the application. Legalisation up to the UAE Consulate is required. Local legalisation by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also required which will be handled by the local agent. 

The term for filing a trademark application in the UAE claiming conventional priority is 6 months from the priority date.

  • Examination, publication and opposition of a trademark application in the United Arab Emirates

The examination process includes formal examination, examination on absolute grounds of refusal and a search for prior trademarks. The trademark is published for opposition before the registration. The term for opposition to the registration of a trademark in the UAE constitutes 30 days from the date of the latest of the following publications: a publication of the TM application in the Trademark Journal or in two local daily newspapers. A legalized power of attorney must be filed with the opposition statement.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The grant fee should be paid within 30 days after the opposition period expiry. The UAE trademark registration is valid for ten years from the filing date and can be renewed for successive periods of ten years by submitting a request within the last year of the validity term or within a grace period of three months from the registration expiry date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

If the process goes smoothly, it takes an average of 10 months to obtain the registration.

  • Use requirement

Trademark registrations can be cancelled on the grounds of non-use within 5 consecutive years from the registration date.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

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

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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