Trademark Registration

Trademark Registration is a very important aspect for your business. A trademark is a valued form of intellectual property. Trademarks are distinctive displays that all businesses or any legal entity may need in order for their consumers or customers to identify their products. A trademark may contain a name, word, phrase, design, logo, symbol, image or a combination of two of these things or more. If you are registering your trade mark in United Arab Emirates you are registering it in all seven emirates.

 

Importance of Trademark Registration
A trademark has substantial importance in your business or company as it provides protection to the owner by ensuring the exclusive right to use it when recognizing services or goods. You can also authorize other person/company to use the trademark in return for royalties.

Trademarks are very effective marketing tool for new business owners to announce their presence in the market and establish itself as a trustworthy company. In case someone infringement with you trademark you may also be able to take legal action in court of law.

We at TCA International FZE, your professional business advisors are specialized in all the legal requirements related to business start a business in United Arab Emirates. With our expertise and deep understanding of the legal system we can help you get through the trademark registration process correctly and to ensure that you receive a positive result. United Arab Emirates has been a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since September 19, 1996. The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (10th edition) is followed in the UAE.

 

Filing Requirements
A duly notarized & legalized power of Attorney up to the Consulate of the UAE. In case of late submission, the power of Attorney (POA) is applicable within 60 days as from the filing date.
Twenty prints of the trademark. (Size: 6 cm x 6 cm)
If priority is claimed, a certified copy of the home/foreign application registration.
Once a trademark application is submitted, it is examined by the authorities. After a Trademark application is accepted by the Registrar it will be published in the Trademark Journal as well as in one or two local daily Arabic newspapers. The cuttings of the notices issued are to be submitted to the Trademark Office. In 30 days from the date of any publication interested party may file a notice of opposition to the registration of trademark. The Registrar’s decision concerning the opposition may be appealed to the Committee and the Committee’s decision to the competent court. In case of the absence of an opposition, a trademark is registered and the related certificate of registration is issued to the applicant.

 

Renewal of trademark
A trademark registration is valid up to 10 years from the filing date of the application and is renewable for similar periods. The renewal fees of a trademark registration can be paid in the final year of the registered period. Also a grace period of three months is acceptable for late renewal of trademark with a fine. The renewal of a trademark is also published in the Trademark Journal and also in two local daily Arabic newspapers.

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