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Trademark Registration in UAE

Trademark registration is critical to protect your brand

Leave it to us to protect your brand in the UAE by:

  • Conducting comprehensive trademark search

  • Filing your trademark application

  • Completing your trademark registration   

AED 1,999  + government fee

UAE Trademark Laws

Trademarks are names, logos, or short slogans that help distinguish a ‘good’ or ‘service’ from other goods and services in a particular geographic area. The Federal Laws of the United Arab Emirates provide protection for registered trademarks. The laws intend to safeguard the interests of both businesses and consumers in the country. The UAE Trademarks Laws cover the following main areas:

  1. Definition of trademarks

  2. Signs that can and cannot be registered as trademarks

  3. Registration and cancellation procedures for trademarks

  4. Transfer of ownership of trademarks

  5. Licensing others to use trademarks

  6. Penalties for trademark law infringement and general and transitory provisions.

Requirements for Trademark Registration in UAE

The Ministry of Economy is responsible for registration of trademarks in the UAE. Anyone aiming to use trademarks to distinguish goods, products or services from others can apply for registration in accordance with the trademark laws. The documents required for filing an application for trademark registration in the UAE are:

  1. Soft copy of your trademarks image in black and white and Digital Copy of the logos in jpeg format.

  2. Description of goods/services.

  3. Power of attorney for filing the application.

  4. Copy of the applicant’s certificate of incorporation (for corporate entities only).

  5. Certificates of Trademark registration if registered in any other countries.

  6. Legal translation for the wording which might be included in your trademark. We require translation from your language of origin to English and Arabic. The translation from English to Arabic can be arranged by Raes Associates.

  7. The required fees.

The international classification of goods and services which consist of 45 classes has been adopted in the United Arab Emirates (the exceptions are classes 32 and 33). The trademark protection cannot be achieved for alcoholic beverages). A separate application is required to be filed for each class of trademark. It may be possible to protect similar trademarks with the main trademark (as associated trademarks for the same owner). This may be possible where the main elements are

similar and the differences irrelevant.

Process of Trademark Registration in UAE

Raes Associates aims for transparency in its services, so clients know how we deliver results. If you want to know how to register a trademark in UAE, the application process includes the following steps:

  1. The application for registration of the trademark is filed at the Ministry of Economy.

  2. The Ministry of Economy gives its decision on the application within 30 days from the date of submission.

  3. If the Ministry of Economy approves a trade mark, it shall be announced in its bulletin and two Arabic newspapers before the registration at the expense of the applicant.

  4. Any interested person can file an objection to the registration of the trademark by submitting a written objection to the Ministry of Economy within 30 days from the date of the last announcement. If anyone files an objection, the Ministry of Economy notifies the applicant with a copy of objection to his application within 15 days from the receipt of such an objection.

  5. If there is no objection raised, the registration is finalised. Upon registration, the trademark owner is given a certificate containing:

    • registration number of the trademark in the UAE;

    • date of application and registration;

    • trade name or the owner’s name, nationality and place of residence

    • copy of the trademark; and

    • description of the products, goods or services that come under the trademark.

The estimated timeframe for the registration of a trademark in the UAE is between 4 to 6 months. The actual timeframe will depend upon the facts of each application for registration.

Duration of registered trademarks in UAE

Registered trademarks in the United Arab Emirates are valid for 10 years and starts with filing date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years. Raes Associates can also automatically provide you with reminders and keep you up to date of your status after you file your trademark application.

Get started today with our lowest professional fee


Professional Fee AED 1,999 Advance  

Government Fee/Expenses

Trademark search fee AED 353 Advance

Filing fee AED 753 Before filing

Publication in the trademark journal AED 753 Before publication

Publications in two Arabic newspapers AED 1,500 Before publication

Registration fees AED 5,003 At final stage



Note: The above fee and costs are for application in one class only. The above professional fees, government fee and expenses do not include any legal defenses to any objections or oppositions. The government fee may be subject to change without notice. The above fee and expenses also do not cover any notarization, legalization and attestation cost related to a Power of Attorney to be issued in the UAE or outside for the application.

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