How to register a trademark in Dubai

Monday, 1 February 2016

Trademark registration in Dubai is an important part of business setup in Dubai or UAE. But what is a trademark in Dubai law?

Dubai trademark office states “a trademark, trademark or  a trade-mark is a sign or indicator used by an individual, business, organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

A Trademark Registration in UAE could be a name, word, phrase, design, image or a combination of these elements. It could also be a physical attribute of an object like its color, smell or sound.

A legal identity can commence legal proceedings again any individual or business, in case the said identity finds an instance of copyright infringement.

Step 1: fill up the name reservation form on the DED website and pay the requisite fee.

Step 2: the application will be queued for approval of the trademark office and  a trademark will be issued.(it is not a step as such)

Step 3: approved applications are needed to be published in trademark journal and two local Arabic newspaper. There is a 30 day period, in which a legal identity can oppose the trademark approval of a competent court.

Step 4: if the approval is unopposed then the trademark is registered and  certificate of registration is issued.

Register a trade name and obtain a business license from the Department of Development (DED). To register a trade name, visit the DED website and complete the name reservation application, and wait for a letter of approval. The cost to reserve a name is AED 200 (USD $54.45).

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