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Logo Registration Dubai
Here, you can catch a glimpse of some of the important procedures that you need to move across while registering for a Logo in Dubai :
If you are planning to form a company in Dubai or any of the free zone areas or anywhere across UAE, you need to put forward an application to the Ministry of Economy & Commerce. All the details in the application form needs to be filled in Arabic. You need to place 14 specimen drawings of each of the marks.
Any locally licensed law firms in Dubai can help you with the application filing process.
The rest of the procedures are carried out by the ministry, it is their responsibility to go through the applications and approve it. In some cases, where the Ministry finds information missing or inappropriate information has been provided, then the application will be rejected and the Ministry will prepare a report on the basis of the missing or inappropriate information.
During such instances, the Ministry directly summons the applicant and he/she needs to report at the Ministry within the specified period of time. The applicant can either choose to accept the Ministry’s report or choose to file a plea against it with the Logo Committee of the Ministry. If the Committee’s report is unfavorable, then the applicant can further choose to file an appeal at the Civil Court.
Once all the issues are resolved, the approved Logo applications will be published in the UAE Official Gazette. Apart from this, it also needs to be published in the nation’s two leading newspapers.
Now, the general public has 30 days within which they need to respond, if they have any objections with regard to the Logo and this must be forwarded in a written notice to the Ministry. For any objections that arise, the applicant has another 30 days within which they must take an action.
The Ministry now decides whether to approve or reject the Logo . In case, if the Ministry decides to reject it, the applicant can go for an appeal to the Logo Committee of the Ministry. If the Ministry approves the trademark, the applicant needs to send notifications to the federal and local bodies as well as the Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and provide these concerned authorities with further details.
After the completion of company registration process for business setup in UAE, 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.
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. It is very important for a company 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.
Importance of Trademark Registration
Trademark registration is a significant part of company formation in UAE. It ensures that only the said company reserves the right to exclusively use its intellectual property. It provides you with the guarantee that when you have invested resources on your business, you have exclusive entitlement to own it.
Trademark registration safeguards a company from potential theft of its intellectual property. UAE trademark registration authority makes it certain that your Logo is protected with an ownership rights symbol thus securing duplicity. If any company decides to use your trademark, it will be against the law and action will be taken accordingly.
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.
Know more about the significance of this step in our blog here: Why Businesses Need To Register a Trademark?
Al Raqeem can handle your trademark registration in Dubai and across UAE. Our most reliable business support services include helping our clients, whichever way we can, an uncomplicated start of business in the Dubai market. We have a team of highly competent experts and professionals who know the legal system of UAE inside-out. Therefore, we can greatly help you get through the murky and slow-paced world of registration and approvals and get you off for a great start in your business setup in Dubai.
Trademark registration in UAE is quite safe and secure as 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.
The process for trademark registration in Dubai is as follows:
An application for initial search must be submitted to the Trademarks Registration Office. Initial investigation will be conducted who will examine the application and check if trademark was registered before or not.
If trademark has not been registered before, an application with all required documents including the image of the targeted Trademarks will be filed, and the fees must be paid.
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.
Get in-depth knowledge of the whole process in our blog: How to Register a Trademark in Dubai?
Twenty prints of the trademark. (Size: 6 cm x 6 cm)
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.
Copy of the applicant Certificate of Incorporation (for corporate applicants only).
Copy of the applicant passport.
A copy of certified home/foreign application registration, in case priority is claimed.
Certificates of Trademark registration if registered in any other countries.
Legal translation for the wording which might be included in your trademark. We will need translation from your language of origin to English. The translation from English to Arabic will be handled by our team at Al Raqeem as we also provide legal translation services.
Renewal of Trademark
A registered trademark has a valid life of 10 years in the UAE and the registration can be renewed for the same period.
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 and the same process mentioned above repeats.
Trademarking your logo in Dubai will ensure the ultimate security for your brand’s , A Logo mark is one of the most fundamental signs of what a company is