Trademark Registration Dubai, UAE
In the UAE, the registration of trademarks and other intellectual
properties is made at the Trademark Section of the Ministry of Economy and
Commerce. The application must be filled by an
individual/company/organization with a registered address in the UAE. Trademark
applications are filed in Arabic, together with 14 specimen drawings of each mark. The
application may register by locally licensed legal consultants in Dubai, UAE. We have
our offices in Dubai to registering your trademark application. A trademark which is
registered in Dubai is also registered in all the 7 emirates.
The Ministry will carry out the required checking to the application of trademark
registration and will issue an examination report that will indicate whether further
information must be given or whether there are any provisions, conditions or
restrictions in connection with the prospective of trademark registration. The Ministry
usually calls upon the applicant to respond to such reports within a specific period.
The license is valid for 10 years and it can be renewed after for the same amount of
time. Our expert team will make sure that your chosen trademark can be used and
registered in the right class. The chosen trademark is published in the UAE Trademark
Bulletin and, if there are no problems and the trademark is accepted, the applicant gets
a trademark registration certificate.
Trademarks need verification of original creation and not a copy of somebody else’s since
trademark infringement can happen automatically. In the UAE, a trademark search must be
done before the application is even transferred to the concerned Dubai trademark
registration office authority.
If you want to register a trademark in Dubai, with legal assistance
– Trademarkcart is the best service provider of Trademark
Registration. Our advisors can assist you to submit the application using a power of
attorney issued especially for this purpose. Take help from our expert team they will
help to register online easily and hassle-free service.
What Can Be Trademarked?
A name including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or
the signature of the person e.g, the name Dhirubai Ambani can be trademarked.
A word which is not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of
the goods / service. For example Google is a word which has been
Alphanumeric or Letters or numerals or any combination thereof. For example 555
Image, symbol, monograms, 3-dimensional shapes, letters etc. For example the tick in
Sound marks in audio format. For ex the sound in the ad jingle.
Who Can Apply For Trademarked ?
Any person or business claiming to be owner can apply for a trademark including
It is preferable that you apply for the trademark as an individual. In a case of a proprietor
or company, if you close or change the name of the business, your trademark will become
invalid. However, in a case of an individual, this problem won’t arise.
U.A.E Trademark Law?
Federal Law No. (37) Of 1992 on trademarks was published to see the importance and benefits
of trademark protection for a well-to-do local economy. The law, which was revised by Law
No. (19) Of 2000 and Law No. (8) Of 2002, protects registered trademarks in the UAE and
intends to protect the interests of both businesses and consumers in the country. The law
contains the definition of trademarks, signs that cannot be registered as trademarks,
trademark registration and cancellation procedures, change of ownership and mortgage of
trademarks, licensing others to use trademarks, fines for trademark law infringement and
general and transitory terms.
Articles of the Law: Some of the key articles of the trademark law include:
- Article (19): The period of protection given by the registration
of a trademark is 10 years which can be renewed for a continuous period of 10 years
by applying within the last year of the protection period following the terms and
conditions established by this law and its official regulations.
- Article (20): The Ministry can exclude a registered trademark
forthwith after informing the concerned party about the reasons for removal,
listening to their explanations and considering their defense. The affected parties
can appeal the removal decision at the proper civil court within 30 days from the
date of notification about the removal.
- Articles (37) and (38): Articles (37) and (38) details the
penalties for breaking the trademark law. The following acts will attract
imprisonment and/or a fine of at least AED 5,000:
- Forging or copying a trademark registered according to the law in a way that
tricks the public who use goods and services distinguished by the original
trademark. The same refers to all who deliberately use a forged or copied
- Using a registered trademark owned by a third party or putting it illegally and
with the wrong intention on the products.
- Deliberate sale, advertisement, promotion or possession (with the intention of
selling) of products with forged, copied or illegally placed trademark.
In addition, article (38) gives a jail term not exceeding 1 year and a penalty of not less
than AED 5,000 and not more than AED 10,000 or one of these punishments to anyone who uses a
trademark that may not be registered as per the terms of this law or illegally writes
statements on trademarks or commercial papers providing a false impression that the person
keeps a registered trademark.
Trademark Class System
Trademarks are registered under a ‘class’ system in the UAE. Each
trademark class covers various products and services. There are 45 international classes
and it is likely to register trademarks in 44 classes in the UAE. A separate application
is needed for registration of a trademark in each class. It may be costly and
unnecessary for you to register your trademark in classes that are not relevant to your
goods or services. Thus, choosing the correct class is critical for necessary protection
and avoiding unnecessary costs. Trademarkcart takes this
responsibility when filing your application. The classes are divided into two categories
that are Goods and Services.
Goods and Services are described for Trademark Registration in
The international classification of goods and services, under Nice Agreement,
which consists of 45 classes has been adopted in the United Arab Emirates (the
exceptions are classes 32 and 33).
The applicant cannot seek a trademark for the protection of alcoholic beverages.
An applicant needs to file a separate application for
different classes of the trademark.
It might be possible to protect similar trademarks with the main trademark (as
associated trademarks for the same owner). This may be possible where the main
elements are similar and the differences are irrelevant.
Procedure For Trademark Registration
Complete our trademark Form
You need to fill our simple online trademark application form & submit documents.
Conduct your trademark search
To make sure that unique logo name filed is available or not, Trademark Search is
executed by experts.
Select Appropriate Class
Depending on nature of your products, we shall suggest the appropriate class of the
Trademark Application filed
We create your Trademark application in 3 days and get your TM number.
Trademark registration completed
Your trademark is registered in 1.5 2 years if no competitor objects to your
Step Registering Trademark in U.A.E
- Step 1: U.A.E Trademark Search
We provide an availability search for similar, pending or registered earlier
trademarks. The report includes an Assessment from a lawyer trained in trademark law
about the registrability of a trademark and the risk of collision with trademarks
- Step 2: Trademark Status Search
Managing the status of your registration is a bold act to have an update on the
process. We can give you a status report for your trademark or you may apply our
website to search for yourself. Also, put your trademark into the kinds of Trademark
class that i.e. out 44 categories pick the fitted category for you.
- Step 3: Trademark Application
We prepare the trademark registration application in mainland U.A.E. The
all-inclusive cost includes our attorney fees and the government fee, thinking no
refusal or opposition.
- Step 4: Application Approval
When the documents are filled, completed and submitted we will further transfer your
application to the trademark authority. They will approve it or reject it this will
take a few months.
Benefits of Trademark registration in UAE
By using our trademark registration services, you get the legal rights to use a
particular mark in respect of the goods or services comprised by it. Registering a
trademark provides the proprietor the authority to sue for infringement upon illegal
Getting accused by another party for trademark infringement is terrible for any
business owner – registering a trademark protects you from such troubles.
Registering a trademark provides you concrete proof of your authorized protected
A trademark is an asset that can be authorized, franchised and even is sold. As your
business grows, the cost of our trademark will also increase.
A trademark can work as an effective communication tool for your business and can
assist you to convey your company’s emotional attributes, vision, and information to
To take advantage of the benefits that come with trademark registration in Dubai,
administrators and investors should team up with reputable companies to help them
get the right licenses and work efficiently.
Trademark registration provides you geographical coverage. Registering your trademark
normally gives you nationwide protection rather than rights that are limited to the
specific areas or regions in which you trade.
Further, if you want to grow overseas, this provides you a good platform to gain
rights in other countries, even before you commence trading in those countries.
Copy of Applicant’s Id and address proof
Copy of the business/company certificate
Letter of power of attorney
Print and digital version of proposed trademark
Copy of the passport of applicant
What Is Included In Our Package?
Name search & approval
Same day Filing
|Trademark Consultancy on Class and Availability
|TM Application Filing + Drafting (Our Fees)
|Total Cost + Govt. Fees
Validity of Trademark Registration in UAE
In the UAE, a registered trademark will be lawfully protected for 10 years from the date of
its approved registration. After 10 years, if the owner wishes for further expansion for it
to be kept operational, further official charges are to be paid to the UAE Ministry of
When the renewal is not done as soon as possible, there will still be a grace period of 6
months. It must also be seen that a registered trademark can be asked to be cancelled by any
interested party if the said trademark is not used for 5 consecutive years in the UAE from
the date of its filing.
Trademark Protection in the UAE
- Trademark Regime of UAE is based on the principle of “First to
file”. The mere usage of a Trademark does not create any right in
favour of the user.
- The position of unregistered users of Trademarks in UAE is unprotected. Under UAE
law the unregistered trademark carries no protection.
- The position of any party using an unregistered Trademark for a long period
becomes highly risky if another party with the misleading (legal for fraudulent)
intention takes priority in filing and securing the Registration of a similar or
- In this scenario “the prior use” of a Trademark
could be ground for opposing the Application or cancellation of a
misleading registered Trademark.
- However, the same is least entertained ground under the UAE Trademark regime and
unstable enough not to prevent the other party from using or infringing the
- According to the UAE Trademark laws, everyone who is using or has developed a
trademark and intends to use the same must get the Trademark
registration in Dubai at their earliest.
- The Trademarks Law (37/1992) of UAE gives the Owner of the Trademark with all
- The owner of a Trademark can hold all rights over a Trademark and excludes the
interference of everyone else. Also, can enforce his rights upon the unauthorized
use of a similar trademark in relation to the same goods or services.
- And, they can stop fraud and fake goods or services from starting UAE markets by
law enforcement agencies.
Trademark Renewal in U.A.E
Trademark registration is valid for 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
given in the final year of the registered period. Also, a grace period of three months is
acceptable for the late renewal of a trademark with a fine. The renewal of a trademark is
also printed in the Trademark Journal and also in 2 local daily Arabic newspapers.
Once your UAE trademark renewal is finished, your trademark registration is continued. Your
trademark registration gets an expansion for a decade. You can now securely use your
trademark for advertising your company and brand in the international market.
Requirements for Renewal Process:
The application form or the renewal form is required. This form assists you to apply
officially for your trademark renewal.
An agent who would look and keep you updated on all the paperwork and renewal
processes. You should make sure that your mark is well protected. If you are seeking
the help of an agent, you must provide them with an owner’s signature on the
The original registration certificate is also important. You should provide the
authority with the original or photocopy whatever seems necessary.
Deposit the requisite amount of fees so that you do not face any delay.
You also need a power of attorney and an ID or address proof.
You would not be allowed to file a report against any duplicity if you do not renew your
trademark. A registered trademark gives you the legal benefit of having the trademark owner.
You should file for trademark renewal before the time has elapsed.
Trademarks assist you renew your trademark license or registration without much delay. To
avoid any kind of trouble, get your trademark renewable done as fast as possible. It is
simple and very easy to handle.
Difference in copyright and trademark in UAE
||10 – 12 months Ministry of Economy
||6 months –
US Copyright office10 days – INTEROCO European Copyright Office
|Certificate validity time
(further extension needs additional fees)
|During the life of author and 50 years after his death
|Region covered by certificate
||167 countries members
of Bern Convention
(UAE is member of Bern
Convention since 2004)
|Economy branches covered by certificates
in certificates classes/ branches (total 45 classes, for
each class should be paid additional official fee)
|For all branches/classes of economy
|Who can be an author
||Authorship for trademarks not possible
||Author could be
|Who can be right holder
||Only legal entity (company, organization)
||Private individual or legal entity (simultaneously partially ownership by
physical persons and companies is allowed)
||UAE Ministry of Economy
||International Copyright Office (INTREROCO) US Copyright Office
|Official state body for intellectual property rights protection
Regulation Committee (Ministry of Economy)
|Responsibility for intellectual property right violation
|1. Penalties and product confiscation
2. Criminal responsibility
Search you trademark in 3 simple steps
Complete our trademark form.
We will generate your Trademark application
Final Wrap-Up of your Trademark Order..
FAQs on Trademark Registration
In registering for a trademark, you must have a or a consultant who can guide
you in the step-by-step process of trademark registration in Dubai.
Understanding the law regarding a trademark is necessary as well since this is a
legal matter that should be taken seriously. One cannot simply have his
intellectual property be a registered trademark whenever he needs to. It needs
to be verified as an original creation and not a copy of somebody else’s as
trademark infringement can happen automatically. In the UAE, a trademark search
must be done before the application is even forward to the concerned Dubai
trademark registration office authority.
To obtain the trademark registered in U.A.E visit our website Trademarkcart. Our
expert team will guide you all about the documentation and processing of the
trademark in the U.A.E.
The process to get the trademark registered in U.A.E is : • U.A.E Trademark
Search • Trademark Status Search • Trademark Application • Application Approval.
The documents required to get the trademark registered in U.A.E: • A clear
drawing/representation of the mark • Complete Listing of Goods/Services •
Translation & Meaning of Non-English words (if any) • Date of First Use of
Trademark • Particulars of Priority Claims (if any).
If you are eligible and fulfill all the requirements then you can trademark your
name, logo, and slogan of your nonprofit or social group even if it is done
through social media. Class 36 is for charitable fundraising services. Others
under class 41 as social club services that arrange organize social services.