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UAE Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA
UAE Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
30 days from last publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years from registration date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
• POA must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• Grace period of 3 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized with English translation
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized with English translation
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized, with English translation
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized with English translation
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs must be submitted by the licensee and licensor