One of the foremost and important requisition of a new trademark application in UAE is the filing of the Power of Attorney. The said document essentially empowers the agent/s or the advocate/s to act for and on behalf of an applicant before the Trademark Office which falls under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy. It must either be in Arabic language or bilingual i.e., English and Arabic. It is also required to be notarised by a notary public and legalized upto the UAE consulate in the applicant’s country if it is based outside UAE. However, at the time of filing an application, only a signed (non-legalized) Power of Attorney can be filed along with it and the duly authenticated legalised Power can be submitted later.
For this purpose, the Ministry of Economy has provided a grace period of 30 days from the date of submitting of such an application to file the legalised Power of Attorney failing which the new trademark application will be rejected.
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Rajiv Suri is a senior associate in the intellectual property and corporate and commercial team at Alsuwaidi & Company. Rajiv advises clients on strategies involving a wide range of intellectual property and commercial laws including contractual agreements and digital assets. He has been involved in managing corporate portfolios across various industries.