UAE

classification
CLASSIFICATION
10th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
30 days from last publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office (unofficial)
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity, and compliance
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published after grant
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office after allowance
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable on pending applications. 6 months grace period for late payment, where the last 3 months payment will be subjected to a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from filing date 10 years from filing date for utility model

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication
  • 2 copies of the specifications in English and Arabic
  • 2 sets of drawings in English and Arabic
  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register or certificate of good standing, legalized

What you need to know

  • Copy of International Publication, copies of the specifications, and drawings must be submitted at the time of filing
  • POA and remaining documents must be submitted within 90 days from filing date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Inadmissible
annuities
Renewal
A maintenance fee is due annually on the anniversary of the filing date. There is a 6-month grace period for late payment, the last 3 of which are subject to a surcharge

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Sets of the representations or drawings Item 4 must be submitted at the time of filing, all remaining documents may be submitted within 90 days of filing date

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Berne Convention, Paris Convention, Rome Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty

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