Trademark

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark/ Collective Mark Applications

1. Full Name and address of the applicant

2. A power of attorney executed by the applicant duly notarized by the Notary Public and legalized up to the UAE consulate. The Power of Attorney should be submitted along with the trademark application.

3. A list of goods/services to be covered by the application.

4. Soft copy (electronic copy) of the mark to be registered.

5. A certified copy of the priority application, if priority is claimed (claiming priority can be made only within 6 months from the first filing date in a member state under Paris Convention).

Certification Marks

1. Full Name and address of the applicant

2. A Power of Attorney executed by the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the UAE Consulate. The Power of Attorney should be submitted along with the trademark application.

3. A certified and legalized copy of Article of Incorporation along with the amendments made thereto.

4. The list of goods/ services that will be covered under this certification mark.

5. Soft copy (electronic copy) of the mark to be registered.

6. Information about the authorized users of the mark, it should be by listing all the pre-approved companies/individuals/associations that are allowed to use your logo on their products. This will include specifically the name and the address of the users.

7. The procedures and methodology your client will undertake whenever there is a new potential user for the certification mark, this will be in a form of checklist, policies, procedures, inspection plan…etc. that your client will have to do before approving the new member to start using the trademark. A

8. A certified copy of the application filed for the mark, in case of claiming priority. (claiming priority can be made only within 6 months from the first filing date in a member state under Paris Convention).

Quality Control Mark Applications

1. A Power of Attorney executed by the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the UAE Consulate. It is necessary to submit the legalized Power of Attorney at the time of filing the application.

2. Certified and legalized copies of the articles of incorporation of the legal persons who take care of the quality control and testing stating the amendments that have been made to the regulations.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Registrations

1. A Power of Attorney duly notarized & legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE. (In case we are not the attorney of record at the UAE Trademark Office).

Assignment Applications

1. A Power of Attorney executed by the assignee and duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.

2. A duly notarized & legalized deed of assignment executed by both parties.

3. A simple copy of the registration certificate of the mark. (If the same is not in our files).

Registered User/License Applications

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

2. A legalized copy of the license agreement executed by both parties

3. A simple copy of the registration certificate of the mark.(If the same is not in our office).

Change of Name/Address Applications

1. A Power of Attorney in the new name and/or address duly notarized & legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.

2. A legalized certificate proving the change of name or address issued by the local competent authority of the applicant’s domicile.

3. A simple copy of the registration certificate of the mark. (If the same is not in our files).

Agency Agreements

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

Notes:

1. The originals have to be shown for checking when submitting the application.

2. The application is to be submitted in two copies each one in a separate file.

3. For companies:

a) All that was mentioned above in No. 2 and extracts of entries for all the partners or certificates from the Migration, Nationality and Passports Department stating that they are nationals.

b) Two copies of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Incorporation duly legalized.

4. For individual merchants, two copies of the following:
a. The commercial permit.
b. The entry in the commercial register.
c. The commercial agency agreement duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
d. The Arabic translation duly notarized, if the agency contract is not in Arabic.
e. The agent’s entry or identification card.
f. The Powers of Attorney duly notarized.
g. Two copies of the declaration.

5. A certified copy of the home/foreign application/registration, if priority is claimed.

6. The Minister’s approval to the registration of the mark. This will be obtained at our end.

7. Two copies of the list of goods to which the mark is used for the testing measures mentioning their specifications and quality.

8. A list of the persons who are going to use the mark.

9. Two copies of the rules, which the applicant follows in quality control and testing measures stating the amendment’s made thereto. It is possible to amend the rules of use after filing.

10. Twenty prints of the mark to be registered. (Size 6cm×6cm)

11. A list of the goods or services to be covered.

12. A legalized copy of the application filed for the mark, in case of claiming priority.

13. Meaning of the mark, if any or its origin.

14. A copy of the certificate of registration of the trademark. (If the same is not in our files).

Patent

Summary

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, PCT & GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)

Novelty Requirements : Worldwide Novelty

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : As to formalities & Novelty

Protection Period : 20 years as of filing date

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date

Annuity Payments : Annually

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 months with payment of fines

Compulsory Licensing : If the owner of a patented invention does not satisfy the stipulated working requirements within 4 years from the filing date, or the owner refuses to license it under a contract of fair terms, then the patent will be subject to compulsory licensing under the provisions of the law.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes – required by Law.

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

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 a company or body corporate.
3. One copy of the English specification and claims together with its Arabic translation.
4. One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if any.
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.

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

Assignment Recordal Requirements

1. A power of attorney executed by the assignee and duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
2. A duly legalized deed of assignment executed by both parties.
3. A duly legalized Certificate of Incorporation of the assignee.

Industrial Design


Summary

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Absolute worldwide novelty is required

Claiming priority : Yes

Protection Period : 10 Years – as of filing date or priority date

Extension Term : None

Annuity Payments : Annually on the anniversary of filing date

Grace period for Annuity payments : 3 months without penalties and additional 3 months with late payment penalties.

Working or nominal working of Designs : Yes

Filing Requirements

Design Filing Requirements

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 a company or body corporate.
3. Two copies of the model or design if it is two-dimensional or two copies of each view thereof, if it is three-dimensional.
4. Assignment Deed legalized up to UAE Consulate.
5. A certified copy of the priority document (if claimed).