As part of their continuous efforts to combat counterfeit products, the UAE Customs authorities have recently introduced new border measures on the recordal of trademarks in Ras al-Khaimah. As such, Ras al-Khaimah becomes the third emirate in the country (which is comprised of seven emirates), following Dubai and Sharjah, to offer recordal services. The importance of the recordal is that trademarks will be placed on watch, and products bearing the recorded mark or bearing a similar mark will be monitored and inspected ex-officio. Products suspected of being counterfeit will be suspended and the rights owner as well as the importer will be immediately notified. This recordation is valid for the trademark’s protection term, renewable for like periods.

The documents required for the recordal are as follows:

1- Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized up to the UAE Consulate.
2- Certified copy of the registration certificate of the trademark to be recorded.
3- Application form.
4- An electronic presentation of the original product to aid the Customs officials in detecting counterfeit products and differentiating them from original ones.

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