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UAE: Official Fees Waived for Some Patent and Industrial Design Matters

October 1, 2019

Pursuant to Cabinet Decision no. 51 of 2019, the Patent Office in the United Arab Emirates has started the implementation of the waiver/reduction in the official fees related to the following services:

  • Annuities
  • Publications
  • Patent restoration
  • Assignment, merger, and licensing
  • Correction of application and amendment of claims
  • Change of representative

This news comes in light of the revision in the official fees for all services offered by the Ministry of Economy, including those related to intellectual property matters, which we reported on in our August Bulletin. The new fees entered into force on July 7, 2019.

While the aforementioned Decision was published in July of this year, the Patent Office has recently finalized the necessary amendments on their online portal to adopt the newly announced reduced fees.

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