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Enforcing IP Rights in the UAE

Enforcing IP Rights in the United Arab Emirates’ new and improved legislative landscape

The United Arab Emirates, over the years, has improved upon legislations and their effectiveness from the perspective of enforcement landscape involving intellectual property rights of legitimate owners. There are various forums available within the UAE which can be availed of by the rightful owners to enforce their intellectual property rights. Rajiv Suri, Senior Associate at …

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Requisition of Power of Attorney – New Trademark Applications – United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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. …

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UAE–Regime to encourage innovation through new Patent law 

One of the important aspects of intellectual property law is regulating the regime of prosecution and protection of Patents, and Industrial Designs. This encourages innovation thus leading to advancement in technology. In October 2014, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence for the United Arab Emirates and …

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Dubai – Virtual Assets are accorded statutory recognition

The Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rapidly developing into as being one of the global centers for setting up of operations and dealing in virtual assets and cryptocurrencies. There are new startups in this digital space which encourage innovation in technology and digital assets. With such interests developing comes the …

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UAE Trademarks law

FAQs on Trademark/s Oppositions-United Arab Emirates

Trademarks law in the United Arab Emirates has recently undergone several changes including provisions concerning opposition/s. We have formulated and provided answers to some of the relevant frequently asked questions (FAQs) which specifically deal with the opposition/s as laid down under the UAE Trademarks law. These are as follows: 1- Does the UAE trademarks law …

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UAE – New Law for Protection of Personal Data

In today’s day and age where the world is moving towards conducting trade through e-commerce and online transactions, foremost requirement for enabling such digitized transaction/s is to register subjects as users with one’s personal data. Resultantly, such personal data has become a valuable intangible asset for any commercial venture/s which has its online presence. It …

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International Trademark/s Filings through Madrid Protocol

UAE – International Trademark/s Filings through Madrid Protocol Madrid Protocol, which relates to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks, (Madrid System), is regulated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – which is one of the agencies of the United Nations. The Protocol allows owners/holders of trademarks to file and seek protection …

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Introduction of new classification law of the private establishments

UAE – Introduction of new classification law of the private establishments  The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) of the UAE Federal Government has introduced new Cabinet Resolution No. 18 of 2022. It is concerning classification into 3 Categories i.e., Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 of private sector establishments/Companies, which are governed …

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Amended Trademarks Law

With the UAE economy picking up its threads during these tough covid times, some of the prominent federal laws are also undergoing transformation through specified amendment/s decrees. One such law involves regulation of trademarks regime in UAE. In September of 2021, the Ministry of Economy in UAE published in the official gazette a new Trademarks …

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A Judgment by Dubai Court of Cassation to stop infringement of international trademark

A Judgment issued by the Dubai Court of Cassation to stop the infringement of a well-known trademark in a case that presents a unique precedent because of the difficulty in these types of cases to ascertain the conditions and reasons for stopping the infringement of trademarks and prevent it. The case is that the claimant …

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United Arab Emirates Reduction In Trademark Registration And Renewal Fees

The United Arab Emirates officially announced changes in the official fees for services offered by the Ministry of Economy. As regards to intellectual property fees, the following reductions were made: – Trademark registration fees were reduced from AED 10,000 to AED 6,700. No changes to filing and publication fees. – Trademark renewal fees were reduced …

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Trademarks – a Brief Guide to Protecting your Business in the UAE Relating to non-use and Licences

General rule There is a general rule in most countries worldwide that states one must use their registered Trademark, or it may be subject to a potential cancellation by a competitor. The concept is known as ‘non-use’. In the UAE, use of a trademark is not required for registration or renewal. However, a trademark is …

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The Legitimacy of Arbitration as a Means of Dispute Resolution

Islam has legitimized the arbitration method in order to simplify the process of litigation. Islamic jurisprudence has given the subject of arbitration utmost attention and organized a well-established rules and regulations. The advantages of arbitration lie in streamlining its procedures, confidentiality of its hearings, and legal basis in particular if those in charge are recognized …

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