The trademark is one of the most valuable attributes of a business as it is the indicator distinguishing the company’s services or products from its competitors’ goods or services. The trademark is also what makes the clients recognize a company’s services or goods. Trademark protection in Dubai is permitted through the Trade Mark Law which was enabled in 1992 and amended in 2002. Under the UAE legislation, a company or a natural person can benefit from trademark protection upon the registration of the respective sign. According to the UAE Trade Mark Law, a trademark can take the form of a word, name, phrase, image or any other symbol or combination of symbols.
Our company registration agents in Dubai can provide you with more information about the Trade Mark Act and the procedures of trademark registration in UAE.
How to register a trademark in Dubai – UAE?
Trademarks in Dubai must be registered with the Dubai Customs, according to the Brand Recording for Customs Protection Purposes Policy enabled in 2006. The legislation was enabled in order to support Dubai companies in their efforts to protect their intellectual property rights.
Trademark registration in Dubai can be undertaken by the owner, by a local agent or by a lawyer. The procedure will be carried out by submitting an application form with the Dubai Customs after first filing a petition with the Ministry of Economy.
Foreign investors must know that they can also register trademarks in Dubai free zones.
Documents related to trademark registration in Dubai
In order to register a trademark in Dubai, one must submit the following documents with the Dubai Customs:
- a prescribed application form,
- a copy after the trademark certificate released by the Dubai Ministry of Economy,
- a power of attorney, where applicable,
- a written statement containing the costs of injunction, inspection and storage,
- details about the characteristics of the trademark,
- identification papers of the owner or legal representative.
The description of the trademark must be supplied in electronic format (CD or DVD). The applicant must also pay a registration fee. The trademark’s validity period is issued by the Ministry of Economy.
For assistance in preparing the trademark registration documentation, do not hesitate to contact our agents in Dubai, we can also help you with trademark registration in UAE.