What is a trademark or service mark?
A Trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or combination used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others and to indicate the source of the goods/services good’s services. Although federal registration of a trademark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including public notice of the registrant’s claim to ownership of the trademark, nationwide legal presumption of ownership, and the exclusive right to use the trademark on or in connection with the goods /Services listed in the registration. In today’s world, people are more cautious than ever. More than 100 trademarks are registered every day in the United Arab Emirates alone.
How do I register a trademark in Dubai, UAE?
With the support of our specialist consultants, you can research whether your trademark is registrable. There are several rejection reasons in UAE that can hamper your trademark registration process in UAE.
Benefits of Trademark Search
The trademark search in the trademark registry will help you find out if someone else has prior rights to your proposed trademark. This essentially helps you determine if your application will have any chance of success. This step is highly recommended before filing a trademark application in the UAE.
What is allowed to be registered as a Trademark
- Logo Registration
- Trade name registration
- Domain Name protection
- Brand Name Registration
- Real Estate Name
What is not allowed to be registered as a Trademark
- Descriptive marks
- Marks that violate the public or moral order
- Any mark that is similar to a nation’s flag
- Any sign that is similar to a religious symbol
- National Medals
Trademark Registration Process
- Trademark Search
- Application preparation and submission to the Ministry of Economy
- Approval from the Ministry will take approximately 4- 7 working days depending on the time frame with the ministry of UAE
4. Once approved, we will publish the brand in 2 local newspapers and local gazettes, which in turn will be kept for 30 to 60 days by the ministry for them to confirm whether there are any objections from third parties or no objections have been received.
5. After publication, if no objections are raised, the certificate is issued. This is valid for 10 years on an extension basis. The timeframe for issuing the certificate depends entirely on the ministry, as mentioned, it is a 3–4-month process if everything goes smoothly.