United Arab Emirates

Filing Trademark Application:

  1. A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.

  2. Twenty self-adhesive prints of the mark.

  3. A certified copy of the Priority document, if any.

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.

  2. A duly legalized Extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association if the Applicant is a company or body corporate.

  3. One copy of the English specifications and claims and their Arabic translation.

  4. One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if nay.

  5. An Abstract of the invention of no more than 200 words, together with the best explanatory diagram.

  6. A duly legalized Deed of Assignment signed by the inventor, if the Applicant is not the inventor.

  7. A certified copy of the application giving the filing date, number and country if the application is to be filed with a Priority claim.

Please note that the documents in items (3, 4 and 5) should be submitted at the Patent Office on the filing date of the application, while documents in items (1, 2, 6 and 7) can be submitted within 90 days (strictly non-extendable) from the filing date of the Patent Application.

For PCT applications entering the National Phase in the UAE, a copy of the PCT international publication search and examination reports must be submitted with the application.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the UAE Consulate.

  2. A duly legalized extract from the commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association if the applicant is company or body corporate.

  3. Two copies of each model or design if it is two -dimensional or two copies of each view thereof, if it is three -dimensional.

  4. A duly legalized deed of assignment signed by the inventor, if the applicant is not the inventor.

  5. A certified copy of the priority document it is to be claimed .

Filing Copyright Application:

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of the United Arab Emirates.

  2. Full description of the work.

  3. Particulars of the applicant.

  4. Declaration from the author or his heirs if he is dead on the ownership of the work.

  5. Statement determining his method of publication if it is not stated in his will.

  6. Rights in exploiting the work according Articles 37 and 32 of the law if the application has been filed by the assignee.

  7. Written permission from the original author if the work is derived from the original work.

  8. The agreement between the author and the person under whose instructions and name the work was produced, in case the application was filed by the said person.

  9. A certificate of entry in the register of commercial agencies at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce if there is a local agent in the country.

  10. Two copies of the work.

  11. Approval from the censorship department.

FAQ

Trademarks

  • Can an application be filed without its complete documents?
    - Yes, sixty days from the filing date.

  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
    - No.

  • Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
    - No.

  • Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
    - Yes, Alcoholic drinks.

  • May priority be claimed ?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a trademark?
    - 10 years from the filing date.

  • Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
    - Yes, 30 days from the date of publication.

Patents

  • Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
    - No,

  • Can a patent search be conducted?
    - No.

  • Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated?
    - 15 years starting form the filing date, in case of PCT, starting from the PCT filing date, It can be extended for another 5 years.

  • Is there a novelty requirement?
    - Yes, worldwide.

  • Can the specifications or claims be amended?
    Yes.

  • s working of the invention required to keep protection in?
    - Yes.

  • Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
    - Yes.

  • Does the Patent Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - Not yet.

Designs

  • What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
    - Absolute worldwide novelty is required.

  • Can convention priority be claimed?
    - Yes.

  • Are there provisions in your law to oppose a model/design registration?
    - No.

  • Is use required to maintain a registration of a model or design in your country?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a model or design in your country? Can this term be extended?
    - 5 Years, Renewable twice consecutively.

  • Are designs/models protected by copyright law as well?
    - Yes.

  • Is it possible to apply for cancellation of a model/design filed in a secret form?
    - No designs nor patents are to be filed in secret form.

Copyrights

  • What is the length of protection of a copyright?
    - Life of the author and 50 years for inheritors.
     

   

 


 

 

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