In compliance with Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 on Trademarks as amended (Arabic), a trademark is any distinct type of names, phrases, signatures, letters, figures, illustrations, logo, titles, labels, seals, pictures, patterns, advertisements, packs or to display that certain services or commodities belong to the owner of the Trademark. The expression that accompanies a trademark is considered a part of it.
Who Can Register for a Trademark?
The following persons may register their trademarks.
- UAE citizens and natural and artificial persons engaged in any company, industry, profession, or service.
- Foreigners and natural and artificial persons engaged in any company, industry, career or service.
- Foreigners and natural and artificial persons engaged in any company, industry, occupation or service in any country based on reciprocity.
Ministry of Economy is the body responsible for the trademark registrations in the UAE. Customers may submit an online application through the ministry's website to register a trademark. Documents to register include:
- Application form
- Sample design of Trademark (brand name)
- Confirmation of payment of an authorized fee
- Power of attorney
- Trade license
- ID or passport of the person signing the application
- List to be covered products and services
- Claimant contact details
- Other required attachments
Procedure for Trademark Registration in Abu Dhabi
1. Sign in And Fill Out the Application Form
The first step to register a mark is to check for the mark and make sure it is not already in use. You may only continue with the registration process after choosing the correct properties for the Trademark. Send the necessary documents to the ministry of Economy via the website along with the trademark registration form.
2. Fees for Initial Approvals
Pay the necessary fees to the trademark registration application form for initial approval. At this stage specialists at Commitbiz will assist you with the preparation of documents, submission of application forms, legal translations, and fees.
3. Studying and Revising the Application Form
The Ministry of Economy will review the application form. Any incomplete form or inappropriate documents will result in a dismissal. Otherwise, you will receive an initial confirmation regarding your trademark application approval.
4. Publishing in Local Newspapers
The letter of approval of the trademark registration will be published in two local UAE newspapers once approved by the ministry. Any complaints from the publisher to the Trademark must be reported to the ministry within 30 days.
5. Final Payment for Trademark Registration
The Ministry of Economy will further review the status of the application and give you a Trademark Registration Certificate. The certificate will include the registration number, date of application, name of the business & owner, details of the Trademark, and description of the assets receiving the Trademark.
Publication Trademark Journal
Publication in 2 Local Arabic News Papers
6. Obtaining a Certificate of Trademark Registration
Once received, the Trademark is valid for ten years. The UAE Trademark Registration will enable brands to protect their assets within the UAE from copying and counterfeiting. In the event of any infringement, the Trademark Registration Certificate may be used as a legal instrument to protect your mark.
Advantages of Trademark Registration in Abu Dhabi
Here are a few advantages of getting trademark registration in Abu Dhabi.
It provides the registered owner with some protection and gives the owner the right to use any third party who attempts to infringe on the existing label. If any other party wants to register the same brand name as their Trademark, the Trademark Office will object. If the trademark owner finds another individual infringing a trademark then the registered owner is entitled under UAE law to claim an infringement lawsuit.
The identification of trademarks preserves the reputation associated with a brand. It not only boosts their identity score but also keeps their credibility intact over time. All of the artistic notion preserved in the logo design (take help from logo creators for better design) and brand design remains unique. A trademark brings a deep sense of public image to the goods or services.
Trademark offers a clear identity before the court for you and your business. Licensed Trademark shall be published in the Trademark's register. It promotes Your business.
Protection from Infringement Allegations
Trademark registration will avoid lawsuits that would come across from infringements.
As the mark is registered in the registry, you. We will be given proper legal evidence to defend your mark.
A registered trademark can be transferred, or it can be authorized to another person to use the Trademark.
The trademark owner can seek damages incurred for loss. The owner may, for (not limited to) claim damages
- Lost profits
- Injury to goodwill or trademark reputation
The process of registering trademarks in the UAE appears to be comfortable and straightforward. Still, any mistakes made in the application form or during the submission of the document will result in the Trademark being rejected. Therefore it is better to take help from a consultation company that is well aware of the setting up a business in UAE.
The Commitbiz team provides full assistance in the UAE's registration of a trademark and fulfills all legal requirements. Commitbiz professionals have experience in submitting trademarks to the investor without any hassles. We have sponsored an enormous bunch of trademarks registrations in the UAE. To learn more about the registration of trademarks in the UAE, contact us immediately!