After reserving a name for the company and getting the registration process completed, the next logical step for a company is to creatively design its own symbol or logo. It is at this point in time when the trademark registration process begins. It is very important for a company’s to safeguard its intellectual property. Businesses always try to make sure that their intellectual property such as a logo or a trademark is well-guarded because it is these symbols with which consumers identify their products. A trademark is a term used to collectively describe a combination of intellectual properties which may include a name, word, phrase, design, symbol, image, or a combination of these items that are particular to a company. If you are getting your trademark registered, it will be automatically registered in all 7 Emirates of UAE.
Importance of Trademark Registration
The importance of registering a trademark is undeniably huge particularly in a competitive environment because of this registration safeguards or protects a company from potential theft of its intellectual property and it ensures that only the said company reserves the right to exclusively use its intellectual property anyway it likes on its products. Plus, it also gives the company, with a registered trademark, an advantage to allow others to use its logo or trademarks against a certain fee.
Trademarks are extensively used by companies in their marketing campaigns. It is a very effective marketing tool because it acts as an easily recognizable symbol or identification mark on a product that silently speaks to its audience. If anybody tries to temper with your trademark, you reserve the right to move a court against a blatant unauthorized infringement upon your intellectual property.
How to Register Trademark in Dubai – UAE
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The trademark registration in UAE is very safe and secure because UAE has been a member of Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since 1996. UAE government is also keen to follow the International Classification of Good and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement, 10th Edition.
- A notarized and legally attested Power of Attorney submitted to the UAE Consulate. Late submission of POA can be made as late as within the 60 days from the filing date.
- Twenty prints of the trademark. (Size: 6 cm x 6 cm)
- A copy of certified home/foreign application registration, in case priority is claimed.
The relevant authorities would examine the submitted application. Once approved and accepted by the Registrar, the trademark will get published in two local newspapers and the Trademark Journal. The Trademark Office will receive the paper cuttings of the notices published in newspapers and the Trademark Journal. If there is any opposition to the registration of Trademark, it will have to file a notice against the published trademark within the 30 days from the date the trademark was published. The Registrar will make a decision regarding the opposition’s objection to the registration of trademark. Registrar’s decision can be appealed to the Committee and the Committee’s decision can be challenged in the court of law. If there is no credible opposition to the registration of trademark, then the trademark is registered and the certificate is issued.
Renewal of trademark
A registered trademark has a valid life of 10 years after which a renewal application has to be filed. A renewal application can be submitted and applicable fees paid just before the trademark’s expiry is approaching near. Late submission of application for renewal of trademark can also be filed with a fine within 3 months of grace period allowed after the expiry. Once the renewal application is approved, the trademark is again published in at least two local newspapers and the Trademark Journal.