Global Lawyers professionally undertakes the registration of Trademarks, Patents & Logo in UAE and world wide. In UAE, registration of trademark is done by means of an application to the Trademark Section of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. Fifteen identical labels of the mark is to be affixed to the application for registration. The application can be filed by the applicant if he has a UAE address or by his authorized Agent in UAE holding a notarized Power of Attorney.
After examining a trademark application, the Ministry issues an examination report which states whether any further information must be provided. The Ministry normally calls upon the applicant to reply to such reports within a specified period. Any requirements listed in the Ministry's report must be either accepted by the applicant or appealed to the Trademarks Committee of the Ministry. The Committee's decision is further subject to appeal in a Civil Court.
Upon resolution of all issues, trademark applications which have been preliminary approved for registration by the Ministry are published in UAE Trademark Bulletin. The trademark must also be published in two Arabic newspapers circulated in UAE.
After publication, any interested third party is allowed 30 days within which to submit a written opposition to the Ministry concerning the registration of mark. Any objection submitted are forwarded within 15 days to the applicant, who then has 30 days period to respond. The Ministry then decides whether to accept or reject the application. This decision may be appealed to the Trademarks Committee of the Ministry, and then to the competent Courts.
If the mark is accepted, the Trademark Registrar should, according to the Law, notify and provide details concerning the mark to the Federal and Local Emirate Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A Trademark Registration Certificate is then issued to the applicant. The entire registration process starting from filing of application to the issuance of Certificate may take approximately 6 months.
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