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File Trademark Registration In UAE

Trademark registration in the UAE is a legal process that grants exclusive rights to a brand name, logo, or symbol used to distinguish goods or services from those of others. It provides legal protection against unauthorized use of the registered trademark.

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When to Register a Trademark

It is advisable to register a trademark as soon as you start using it in commerce or even before launching your products or services in the market. Early registration helps secure your brand and prevent others from using a similar mark.


Step by Step Process


1. Conduct a search to ensure that the trademark is unique and not already registered in the UAE.


2. Submit the trademark application with the Ministry of Economy. The application should include details such as the trademark, the goods/services it represents, and the applicant's information.


3. The Ministry of Economy examines the application to ensure it complies with legal requirements and does not conflict with existing trademarks.


4. If the application is accepted, the trademark is published in two local Arabic newspapers for public scrutiny.


5. There is a 30-day period during which third parties can oppose the registration of the trademark.


6. If there are no oppositions, or if oppositions are resolved in favor of the applicant, the trademark is registered, and a registration certificate is issued.

Documents Required

Following are the documents that will be required

1. Duly filled application form.

2. Notarized power of attorney if the application is filed by a trademark agent or attorney.

3. Copy of passport or Emirates ID for individual applicants. For companies, the trade license and incorporation certificate.

4. A clear image or representation of the trademark.

5. A detailed list of goods or services for which the trademark is being registered.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the trademark registration process take?

The trademark registration process in the UAE typically takes around 6 to 9 months, depending on the complexity of the application and any opposition proceedings.

What is the validity period of a registered trademark?

A registered trademark in the UAE is valid for 10 years from the date of registration and can be renewed indefinitely for successive periods of 10 years each.

Can I use the TM symbol while my trademark is pending registration?

Yes, you can use the TM symbol to indicate that you have applied for trademark registration. However, you can use the ® symbol only after the trademark is officially registered.

What happens if someone opposes my trademark application?

If an opposition is filed, you will need to respond to the opposition notice and may need to provide evidence to support your application. The Ministry of Economy will then make a decision based on the arguments and evidence presented by both parties.