A trademark is a legal designation for the owner of a product, company, or brand when you think of a business setup in the UAE. Trademark registration Dubai is officially governed by the UAE Ministry of Economy, where you can register, renew or cancel a specific trademark. The steps to follow registration are quite easy and simple yet important. Following are the stepwise procedure to follow for registering.
Ensure your trademark is unique and not registered previously
The very first thing to keep in mind is the name of the trademark. It should be distinctive and new. If your trademark is already in use by another company it will not be able to register again for your firm. There are some search tools like Marcaria which will help in this purpose. Choose your required trademark and then follow the steps.
Application filling on Ministry of Economy
2nd step is to fill out the application form online available at the website of the Ministry of Economy. The “services” page of the website is available where the “trademark registration” icon is available. You can fill out the application form and submit it online. For filling form, the documents needed are:
- Brand Logo
- Trade license copy
- Power of attorney
- National ID card
- Property documents
- Documentation description of services and products.
Trademark registration fees
After submission of the application form, the next step is to pay the registration fees. Trademark registration fees as approx. 8700AED in UAE. you need to pay this in order to have a business setup in UAE.
The ministry will review your application if there is any misleading or fraudulent. You will have to wait until they are satisfied with all the given proof and documents. They need approx. 30 days for this procedure.
Notify the registration in 2 newspapers
In case of approval, you need to publish the notification in two Arabic newspapers. This is an important step as if someone else is thinking of the same trademark then they will be aware of your already registered name. Some options of Arabic newspapers are:
In case there is an objection to the members of the public on your trademark, they will have 30 days to object to this registration.
Certificate of trademark
Ministry of Economy will wait for 2 months and then after no objection from any government or private members, your trademark will be registered. Ministry will issue a certificate of trademark registration for your company or brand. This certificate has a detailed description of the trademark including its trademark number, name of the trademark, owner of the trademark, its services, and products.
Trademark is proof of your ownership of the Brand name or Logo that is the actual identity of your business and company. Thus, for a business setup in UAE, it is compulsory to have a registered position in the market. Trademark registration Dubai offers reliable and easier steps to follow and make your brand officially recognized.
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