• Protect Your Brand Identity

    Trademark Registration
    in the UAE

    Shield your brand from Copycats. Register your trademark with the UAE Ministry of Economy
    & enjoy exclusive rights across the Emirates. With our in-depth knowledge of UAE
    trademark laws and international best practices, we provide tailored solutions to
    safeguarding your brand, ensuring that your intellectual property rights are protected
    and enforced.

Protect your brand today with TWS Legal Consultants. Our step-by-step trademark registration process is designed to be simple and hassle-free. Contact us for a consultation and let our experts guide you through every stage of trademark registration in the UAE.

What is a Trademark?

A trademark is a symbol, word, phrase, logo, design, label, title, or combination of these elements that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods or services of one party from those of others. It provides legal protection to the brand’s identity and helps prevent others from using similar marks that could confuse consumers.

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Why Register Your Trademark in the UAE?

Registering your trademark in the UAE offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Legal Protection: Secure your brand against unauthorized use and infringement.
  • Exclusive Rights: Obtain exclusive rights to use your trademark in connection with the goods and services you provide.
  • Brand Value: Enhance the value of your business by establishing a recognized and protected brand.
  • Market Presence: Strengthen your market presence and consumer trust with a registered trademark.
  • Asset Protection: Safeguard your intellectual property as a valuable business asset.

Our Trademark Registration Services

At TWS Legal Consultants, we offer a comprehensive range of trademark registration services designed to make the process seamless and efficient:

1) Trademark Search and Consultation

Before filing your trademark application, it is crucial to conduct a thorough search to ensure that your desired trademark is available and does not conflict with existing trademarks. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Trademark Search: Detailed search of existing trademarks in the UAE.
  • Expert Consultation: Personalized advice on the registration of your trademark and potential conflicts.

2) Trademark Application Filing

Our experienced legal team will handle the entire trademark application process on your behalf, including:

  • Document Preparation: Accurate and complete preparation of all required documents.
  • Application Submission: Timely submission of your trademark application to the UAE Ministry of Economy.
  • Application Tracking: Continuous monitoring of the application status and prompt response to any queries from the trademark office.

3) Trademark Opposition and Dispute Resolution

If your trademark application faces opposition or you need to challenge an infringing trademark, our legal experts are here to assist:

  • Opposition Management: Handling oppositions filed against your trademark application.
  • Dispute Resolution: Effective resolution of trademark disputes through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

4) Trademark Renewal and Maintenance

Trademark protection in the UAE requires regular maintenance and renewal. We offer comprehensive services to ensure your trademark remains protected:

  • Renewal Services: Timely renewal of your trademark registration.
  • Maintenance: Ongoing monitoring and enforcement of your trademark rights.

Trademark Registration Requirements in the UAE

For Individuals:

  • Copy of Passport and Visa

Valid passport copy and visa page (for residents).

  • Emirates ID

Copy of the Emirates ID (for UAE residents).

  • Trademark Details

Clear representation of the trademark (logo or wordmark).
Description of goods and services to be covered by the trademark.

  • Power of Attorney

Notarized Power of Attorney authorizing the agent to act on behalf of the applicant.

For UAE Companies:

  • Trade License

Copy of the valid trade license of the company.

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Copy of the certificate of incorporation.

  • Memorandum of Association

Copy of the Memorandum of Association (MOA).

  • Trademark Details

Clear representation of the trademark (logo or wordmark).
Description of goods and services to be covered by the trademark.

  • Power of Attorney

Notarized Power of Attorney authorizing the agent to act on behalf of the company.

  • Company Owner’s Passport and Visa

Copy of the owner’s passport and visa page (for resident companies).

For Foreign Companies:

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Copy of the certificate of incorporation from the country of origin.

  • Trade License

Copy of the valid trade license or equivalent document from the country of origin.

  • Memorandum of Association

Copy of the Memorandum of Association (MOA) or equivalent document.

  • Trademark Details

Clear representation of the trademark (logo or wordmark).
Description of goods and services to be covered by the trademark.

  • Power of Attorney

Notarized and legalized Power of Attorney authorizing the agent to act on behalf of the company. This must be legalized by the UAE Embassy in the country of origin and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Company Owner’s Passport

Copy of the owner’s passport.

Note: The company documents must be notarised and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Consulate.

Additional Notes:

  • Translation: Documents in languages other than Arabic must be translated into Arabic by a certified translator.
  • Classification: The UAE follows the Nice Classification for goods and services. Ensure your trademark application covers the appropriate classes.
  • Fees: Be prepared to pay official fees for trademark registration, which vary depending on the number of classes and the complexity of the application

Trademark Registration Filing Process in the UAE

Securing trademark protection in the UAE involves a detailed and structured process. TWS Legal Consultants is here to guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and successful registration. Here is an overview of the trademark registration filing process in the UAE:

i) Preliminary Trademark Search

Before filing a trademark application, it is essential to conduct a thorough search to ensure that the trademark is unique and not already registered by another entity.

  • Trademark Search: Perform a comprehensive search through the UAE Ministry of Economy’s trademark database.
  • Expert Consultation: Get professional advice on the registration of your trademark and potential conflicts.

ii) Preparation of Required Documents

Gather and prepare all necessary documents for the trademark application:

  • Trademark Representation: Clear image or representation of the trademark (logo, wordmark, or both).
  • Goods and Services Classification: Detailed list of goods and services to be covered by the trademark, according to the Nice Classification.
  • Applicant Information: Depending on the type of applicant (individual, UAE company, or foreign company), provide the relevant documents.

iii) Filing the Trademark Application

Submit the trademark application to the UAE Ministry of Economy:

  • Application Submission: File the application to register the trademark to the UAE trademark office.
  • Official Fees: Pay the required application fees.

iv) Examination by the Trademark Office

The Ministry of Economy examines the trademark application to ensure compliance with UAE trademark laws:

  • Formal Examination: Verify that all necessary documents are submitted and meet formal requirements.
  • Substantive Examination: Assess the distinctiveness of the trademark and check for conflicts with existing trademarks.

v) Publication of the Trademark in Local Newspaper

If the application passes the examination, it will be published in the UAE Trademark Journal:

  • Opposition Period: The trademark is open to opposition for 30 days. During this period, third parties can file objections against the registration of the trademark.

vi) Responding to Oppositions (if any)

If an opposition is filed:

  • Opposition Management: Respond to the opposition with the assistance of legal experts. This may involve submitting counterarguments and evidence to support the trademark’s registration.

vii) Registration and Issuance of Trademark Certificate

If there are no oppositions or if oppositions are successfully resolved:

  • Registration: The trademark will be registered by the UAE Ministry of Economy.
  • Trademark Certificate: The official trademark registration certificate is issued, granting exclusive rights to the trademark owner.

viii) Renewal and Maintenance

Trademark registration in the UAE is valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely for subsequent 10-year periods:

  • Renewal Services: Monitor the expiration date and handle the renewal process to maintain trademark protection.
  • Maintenance: Ongoing enforcement of trademark rights to prevent unauthorized use and infringement.

Why Choose TWS Legal Consultants?

TWS Legal Consultants is an established law firm in Dubai offering comprehensive trademark registration services, ensuring that your trademark is protected with minimal hassle. Our expert legal team will:

  • Conduct thorough trademark searches and provide expert advice.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and complete trademark applications with the Ministry.
  • Handle oppositions and disputes efficiently.
  • Ensure timely renewal and ongoing protection of your trademark.

Secure your brand’s future with TWS Legal Consultants. We guide you through every step of the trademark registration process, ensuring that all requirements are met efficiently and accurately. Contact us today for a consultation and let our experienced team guide you through the trademark registration process in the UAE.

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