UAE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

10th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

30 days from last publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Berne Convention, Paris Convention, Rome Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted within 30 days from filing date
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized with English translation
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only
  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized, with English translation
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized with English translation
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only
  • Separate POAs must be submitted by the licensee and licensor

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office (unofficial)

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity, and compliance

PUBLICATION

Applications are published after grant

OPPOSITION

60 days from publication in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office after allowance

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable on pending applications. 6 months grace period for late payment, where the last 3 months payment will be subjected to a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from filing date 10 years from filing date for utility model


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication
  • Specifications in English and Arabic
  • Drawings in English and Arabic
  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register or certificate of good standing, legalized

What you need to know

  • Copy of International Publication, copies of the specifications, and drawings must be submitted at the time of filing
  • POA and remaining documents must be submitted within 90 days from filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register of licensee, legalized

What you need to know

  • Separate POAs must be submitted by licensor and licensee

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Inadmissible

Renewal

A maintenance fee is due annually on the anniversary of the filing date. There is a 6-month grace period for late payment, the last 3 of which are subject to a surcharge

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

60 days from publication date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  • Deed of assignment from designer(s), legalized
  • Representations or drawings from different angles, which clarify the main features of the design
  • Industrial design description along with bibliographic information of the applicant and designers
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Sets of the representations or drawings, along with the description and bibliographic information must be submitted at the time of filing, scanned colored copies of all remaining documents may be submitted within 90 days of filing date

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