® Trademark Registration Dubai UAE

Our Dubai Office  expertise in Trademark covers all aspects relating to Trademark Registration in Dubai UAE, GCC and worldwide , including related services for Trademark Licensing and, as well as Trademark Infringement.

Trademarks are essential and vital assets to any business that officially permits the identification and value of one’s products and services from other competitors.

In the UAE, trademark protection can be obtained only through local application at the UAE Trademark Office located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,

We assist our clients in defining and implementing a global protection strategy of their trademarks, coordinate adequate searches, and conduct the actions necessary to protect and defend their rights.

We represent them during prosecution of trademark applications before the UAE Trademark Office and also to represent and assist our clients in opposition proceedings.

We provide advice to our clients on the management  of trademark portfolios and assist them in drafting and negotiating trademark transfers and license agreements.

We assess the quality of their protection particularly in the framework of audits  (due diligence) on the occasion of mergers and acquisitions.

We analyse the policy and strategy of their competitors and, if necessary, coordinate and implement the measures necessary to obtain the freedom to operate.


Filing Requirements
Trademark/Service Mark/ Collective Mark Applications

  • 1. A Power of Attorney duly notarized & legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE. (Late submission of the POA is applicable within 60 days as from the filing date).
  • 2. Twenty prints of the trademark/service mark. (Size: 6 cm x 6 cm)
  • 3. A certified copy of the home/foreign application registration, if priority is claimed.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since September 19, 1996. The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (10th edition) is followed in the UAE.

Once a trademark application is filed, it is examined as to its registrability. Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Trademark Journal as well as in two local daily Arabic newspapers and the cuttings of the notices are to be submitted to the Trademark Office. Any interested party may file a notice of opposition to the registration of the mark within 30 days from the date of any publication. The Registrar’s decision concerning the opposition may be appealed to the Committee and the Committee’s decision to the competent court. In the absence of opposition, a trademark is registered and a relative certificate of registration is issued.

According to Decree No. 12 for 2002 issued by the Ministry of Trade and Commerce on February 3, 2002, payment of registration fees should be made within 30 days from the date of expiry of the opposition period or the date of receiving a decision from the Trademark Office regarding an opposition (if any). Based on this, our invoice covering registration charges will be issued at the filing stage in order to attend the payment of the official fees to the Trademark Office.

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years as of the date of filing the application renewable for similar periods. The renewal fees of a trademark registration can be paid during the final year of the protection period.

A grace period of 3 months is allowed for late renewal with a fine. The renewal of a trademark is also published in the Trademark Journal and in two local daily Arabic newspapers. The ownership of a registered trademark can be assigned with or without the goodwill of the commercial enterprise. Unless an assignment has been recorded in the register and published in the Trademark Journal, the assignment shall have no effect vis-à-vis third parties. Changes in the name and/or address of the registrant must be recorded in order to protect rights. Registered user agreements, licenses and amendments which do not affect the identity of the mark substantially, limitation of the list of goods and/or services covered by a trademark registration can be recorded as well.

Use of a trademark is not compulsory for filing an application for registration or for maintaining the registration in force. However, any interested party may request the court to cancel a trademark registration if the owner fails to use such a trademark in the UAE for 5 consecutive years from the date of registration.

Illegal and/or unauthorized use of a registered trademark by any third party, use of a fake or counterfeit trade/service mark, application to one’s goods a registered trademark belonging to another party in bad faith, dealing in goods bearing a fake or counterfeit trademark, rendering services under a fake or counterfeit service mark, and use of a trademark that falls under certain categories of unregistrable marks are offenses punishable under the law in the UAE.

Federal Law No. 8 for the year 2002 amended some articles of Federal Law No. 37 for the year 1992. The law covers the seven Emirates of Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain. A separate application has to be filed with respect to each class of goods or services. A certified translation of the trademark is to be submitted as well.

Trademark Registration Cost in UAE including the Emirate of Dubai

Trademark Registration Cost in UAE including the Emirate of Dubai

Application Fees 

AED 753 = USD 210 

Publication Fees 

AED 753 = USD 210 

Local News Paper Publication fees 

AED 503 = USD 136 

Registration Fees upon Expiry of the Opposition Period 

AED 5003 = USD 1360

Legalization of the POA if the applicant is foreigner 

USD = 50 

Professional Fees 

Please contact us at nas@naslaw.com 

How do I register a trademark in UAE?

Ministry of Economy is the competent authority to register trademarks in the UAE. To register a trademark, customer can submit an online application via the ministry's website.

How much does it cost to register a trademark in UAE?

The trademark registration fee in Dubai is AED 8,700 but does not include the cost of publishing! The trademark registration cost in the UAE is AED 8,700, along with an additional AED 1,000 for publishing the trademark in the official journal.

How Long Does it take to register my Trademark in UAE as well as internationally ?

It is very hard to predict the time frame to obtain Trademark registration in UAE and international level, but in general in UAE it takes from 3 to 8 months from the filing date to be registered.

If the Trademark registered the protection will be applied from the date of obtaining the Registration in UAE?

Once the Trademark registered the protection will be applied from the filing date of the application note from the registration date of the obtaining the Certificate of registration.

What is the validity of the Trademark registration in UAE & internationally?

As per the UAE Trademark Law, the Trademark protection will be valid for 10 years from the date of filing.

Does Trademark Protection in UAE protect me in other GCC countries or worldwide

No the protection will be limited to UAE Jurisdiction including seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Um ElQuween, Ras AL Khaymah & Fujairah) .

Does the protection in UAE Trademark office cover the Emirate of Dubai ?

Yes the Trademark protection in UAE will cover the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Um ElQuween, Ras AL Khaymah & Fujairah).

What if the Trademark owner did not use the Trademark after the registration in UAE?

If the Trademark Owner did not use the Trademark for five consecutive years , his registration will be subject of cancellation form any third party.

Can I transfer my Trademark to a third party as per UAE Trademark law and internationally?

All the regulation all over the world as well as UAE allow the Transfer of the Trademark registration to third, and the difference is only the procedures and the cost whiles it is required legalized Deed of Assignment as well as POA from the assignee, it is simpler in USA and EU trademark office and simply signed Deed of Assignment is enough .

What is the process to stop third parties from infringing my Registered Trademark in UAE?

There are several measures to enforce your rights against third party infringement and each emirates adopted several measures to protect the IP rights namely Trademarks. i.e. in Dubai the Trademark Owner has the options to file administrative case to Dubai Economic Department as well as to Dubai Police – Economic crimes as well file lawsuits at Dubai Courts .