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UAE

Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition — single class filing. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
  • Search - Possible for word marks ONLY
  • Examination - Formality and substantive
  • Opposition period - 30 days from last publication date
  • Extension of time - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date and renewable for similar periods
  • Use - Mark is vulnerable to cancellation action by interested parties if there is no bona fide use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years from registration date

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate. Should be filed along with the application.
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the corresponding home or foreign application.

Renewal
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the U.A.E. Certificate of Registration

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney from the Assignee duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment, signed by both parties, legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the U.A.E. Certificate of Registration.

Merger
  • Power of Attorney from the entity surviving the merger, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Merger duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the U.A.E. Certificate of Registration.

License
  • Power of Attorney from the licensee duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the License Agreement duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the U.A.E. Certificate of Registration.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney in the new name and /or address duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Change of Name or Address duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the U.A.E. Certificate of Registration.

Custom Recordal
  • Power of attorney legalized.
  • Certified copy of the registration certificate.
  • CD containing the details and features of the genuine products for allowing the Customs Officers to distinguish between original and counterfeit products.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Searches may be done by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office
  • Examination - Formality, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity and compliance
  • Publication - Applications are published upon grant
  • Opposition period - 60 days from publication in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office after acceptance
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the international filing date, can also be paid on pending applications. 6 months grace period is allowed for late payment and the last 3 months of which are subject to a penalty. Restoration is applicable after the grace period.
  • Term of protection - 20 years from filing date and 10 years from filing date for utility model

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment from the inventor(s)/designer(s), duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certified copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certified copy of the priority document, in case of claiming priority.
  • Copy of the Search Report and Preliminary Examination Report of the corresponding PCT application and the Application as published; in case of entering a National Phase under the PCT scheme.
  • Specification, claims, abstract in Word format and formal drawings, if any, in English and Arabic languages.

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney, from the Assignee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both Assignor and Assignee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate.

Merger
  • Power of Attorney, from the entity surviving the merger, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Merger duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

License
  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the License Agreement duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney, in the new name and/or address, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality, novelty, and industrial applicability
  • 20 drawings - are allowed provided they are interrelated
  • Annuities - Are paid annually on the anniversary of the filing date. A 6 months grace period is allowed for late payment and the last 3 months of which are subject to a penalty. Restoration is applicable after the grace period.
  • Renewal - Not possible

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney legalized by the UAE Consulate.
  • Extract for the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association if the applicant is a company or body corporate duly legalized by the UAE Consulate.
  • Two copies of the model of design if it is two-dimensional, or two copies of each view thereof if it is three-dimensional.
  • Deed of assignment signed by the inventor if the applicant is not the inventor duly legalized by the UAE Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the priority document (in case convention priority is to be claimed).

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney, from the Assignee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both Assignor and Assignee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

Merger
  • Power of Attorney, from the entity surviving the merger, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Merger duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

License
  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the License Agreement duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Copy of the Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney, in the new name and/or address, duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate
  • Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address duly legalized by the U.A.E. Consulate



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