Trademark Registration

The UAE's strict trademark registration system aids brand growth globally, ensuring protection and goodwill within its borders and facilitating recognition in chosen regions.

UAE Trademark Registration

UAE, for years, has been following a strict trademark registration process for individuals and businesses to help brands thrive in a competitive global market. The Trademark registration ensures protection to brands within borders and helps maintain goodwill. Trademark registration marks the stepping stone for a brand to build recognition across regions of their preference.

About UAE Trademark Registration
A reputable member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since September 19th, 1996, the United Arab Emirates or UAE is a part of several international treaties that protect intellectual property rights. UAE also follows the standards of the International Classification of Goods and Services (11th Edition), also recognized as 'Nice Classification' for the trademark registration process.

The strict Trademark Law of UAE is followed by all seven Emirates, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm All-Quwain, and Ras Al-Khaimah; thus, with only one application, you can get a trademark license for all these Emirates. Separate applications are only required for listing different goods and services and their classification.

After Filing A Trademark Registration

Opposition: After filing a trademark application, it is passed for examination. The Registrar examines the documents and the criteria, and the accepted applications are published in Trademark Journal. A notice of opposition can also be filed by an interested party within 30 days of the publication.

The Registrar then views the opposition, and a decision is taken. If necessary, the Registrar may appeal the opposition to the Trademark Office Committee, and the Committee's decision can be further passed to the court. In case of the absence of opposition, a trademark can be registered, and the relative registration certificate is issued.

Payment Of Registration Fee: The payment of the registration fee is required to be made within 30 days of the expiry of the opposition period. The date of decision received from the Trademark Office regarding an opposition (if any) is also considered. Based on the dates, a registration invoice is generated and issued at the filing stage in order to attend to the payment of the official fees to the Trademark Office.

The Renewal Period: Upon the completion of trademark registration, the license is valid for ten years from the date of the application. Prior to expiry, the trademark registration can be renewed by paying a minimal renewal fee. This fee needs to be paid during the final year of the protection period and not after that.

Just in case you are late to pay the renewal fee, a grace period of 3 months is allowed; however, a fine is applicable. The applications for the renewal of trademark also find a place in Trademark Journal.

One of the reasons the trademark registration and renewal process is considered easier in the UAE is because the ownership of a registered trademark can be assigned with or without the goodwill of a commercial enterprise. Also, unless an assignment has been recorded in the register and published in the Trademark Journal, the assignment will not have any effect on the vis-à-vis third parties.

Changes in Records: Changing of names and addresses of the applicants are possible, but it must be recorded for the protection of rights. Other than these rectifications, any registered user agreement, licenses and amendments which do not affect the mark's identity substantially, limitation of the list of goods and services protected by a trademark registration can also be recorded.

Using of Trademarks: For maintaining the registration in force or filing applications for registration, the use of trademarks is not mandatory. The cancellation of trademark registration is also possible if an interested party appeals to the court or if an owner in UAE fails to use and maintain the trademark for five consecutive years from the date of registration.

Unauthorized Or Illegal Registered Trademark
All the seven Emirates of UAE are very strict about their Trademark laws; thus, any violation can lead to penalties and punishments. The illegal or unauthorized use of a registered trademark by any third party, or the use of a fake service mark or conducting counterfeit trade, is considered offensive. Any good bearing deals with fake counterfeit trademarks, using of registered goods of other parties in bad faith, rendering services and counterfeit services under fake names, and illegal use of unregistrable marks are all punishable under the strict Trademark Law prevalent in the UAE.

Trademark registeration in uae

Trademark Registration in the UAE is important for companies who are aiming to safeguard their brand identity, whether it's a symbol, name, or logo, against unauthorized usage. This registration process helps in enabling Business owners, and manufacturers to set apart their goods and services effectively. A trademark can take various forms, such as a name, title, word, signature, symbol, letter, seal, tax stamp. figure, image, advertisement, or a creative fusion thereof. Ensure to Safeguard your brand's authenticity and the establishment of a unique identity through trademark registration in the UAE.


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    Safeguards your Business Identity
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    It protects you against others using the same or similar trademarks
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    It provides “solid proof” of your legally protected rights
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    It removes the need to rely on “Common Law” rights
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    It is an asset, and its value grows over time.
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    It can be licensed, franchised, or sold

Documents Required for Trademark Registration in UAE

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    Power of Attorney Appointing us to act and apply on your behalf

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    Copy of Passport of the Applicant(s)

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    Copy of Trade License In case of Corporate Application

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    Artwork of the Brand Name or Logo

Trademark Registration in Three Steps

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    Step 01

    Filing of a Trademark Application

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    Step 02

    Application Examination

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    Step 03

    Registration Certificate

Trademark Registration Requirements in the UAE

  • Individual Applicant

    arrow Full name* arrow Residential address of the person arrow Passport Copy arrow A list of goods/services to be covered by the application arrow Soft copy/Electronic copy of the mark to be registered arrow Power of Attorney (Notarized by the Notary Public and legalized up to the UAE)
  • UAE Company / Business

    arrow Full name* arrow Residential address of the person arrow Passport Copy arrow A list of goods/services to be covered by the application arrow Soft copy/Electronic copy of the mark to be registered arrow Power of Attorney (Notarized by the Notary Public and legalized up to the UAE)
  • Foreign Company / Business

    arrow Full name* arrow Residential address of the person arrow Passport Copy arrow A list of goods/services to be covered by the application arrow Soft copy/Electronic copy of the mark to be registered arrow Power of Attorney (Notarized by the Notary Public and legalized up to the UAE)

A certified copy of the priority application (scanned via Email only) along with its simple English translation (if not in English Language), if priority is claimed (claiming priority can be made only within 6 months from the first filing date in a member state under Paris Convention)

However, the Trademark Office is accepting filing trademark applications with an undertaking letter issued from our end stating that the original legalized document should be submitted within 90 days from the filing date. The 90 days period is considered a non-extendable deadline.

  • Trademark Registration for Individuals, Businesses, Foreign Companies, and Price

    Trademark Registration
    AED 10,909 (5% VAT)
    Ideal for Individual Proprietor Filing of Trademark Application Drafing of Trademark Application form Advice on Trademark class and Classification Name Search and Approval Regular updates until registration Excludes the reply to Trademark Objections

Trademark Search & Price

  • Trademark Search & Price
    AED 1,135 (5% VAT)
    Enables the customer to submit a request for searching the trademarks registry Facilitates the investigation of existing or registered trademarks Assesses the similarity between the proposed trademark and existing submissions or registrations

Register or Search* Your Trademark

*You will receive your trademark search results within 24 hours upon successful payment.

Applicant Contact Details

Trademark owner


Designated country


Trademark name*

Trademark type*

Attach a File

Describe your product or service:

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The duration of each process (filing, publication & registration)

Once we receive the instructions, we can submit the trademark registration application(s) within 48 hours. The investigation process conducted by the Trademark Office usually takes between 6 to 8 months, which may vary based on the trademark registration office’s workload. After obtaining the notice of acceptance, there is a 30-day window to initiate the applications for publication. Following publication, the opposition period concludes after thirty days. Now that the application is ready to be put together for registration, and the issuance of the registration certificate will take around two to three months’ time.

Download UAE Trademark Law& Nice Classification


No, the protection of the mark is granted to the shape in which it is registered.
A trademark application covering the class heading will provide applicants with the maximum possible protection, treating it as covering all the goods/services within the class.
No, the charges remain the same regardless of the number of items in the list.
No, a separate application should be filed for each class.
Yes, within six months of the filing date of the priority application.
Yes, the Power of Attorney should be legalized up to the UAE consulate in the applicant's country.
The legalized Power of Attorney should be locally attested in the UAE by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before submitting it to the trademark office. The charges for attestation vary according to the amount charged by the UAE consulate in the applicant’s country.
If there is no UAE consulate in the applicant’s country, the Power of Attorney can be legalized up to the consulate of any other Arab country (e.g., Saudi Arabia). Later, it should be super legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and then legalized by the Saudi Arabian consulate in UAE before attestation by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Late submission of the Power of Attorney is no longer possible. The original legalized Power of Attorney should be submitted along with the trademark applications. However, the original certified copy of the priority document can be submitted with late submission charges.
No, bar & night club services are not applicable in the UAE.
Class 33 is not applicable according to the Law. However, class 32 for non-alcoholic drinks can be an alternative option.
No, Pork meat is not allowed to be registered.
No, such services can be replaced by using the phrase "the bringing together, for the benefit of others, of a variety of goods (excluding the transport thereof), enabling customers to conveniently view and purchase those goods, namely [name of goods]."
Yes, however, the applicant should submit evidence proving the relationship between this specific geographical location and the origin of goods or applicant. Moreover, in most cases, the Registrar will request a disclaimer to the GI if used separately, and the protection will be granted to the mark as a whole.
Yes, filing a trademark application will cover all seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umu-Al-Quwain, Fujairah, & Ras-Alkhaimah.
No, prior use is not compulsory.
Yes, a concerned civil court may order the cancellation of Trademark registration if it is proven that the trademark has not been seriously used for five consecutive years, unless the owner proves that non-use was for reasons beyond their control.
Yes, UAE adopted the 11th Edition of the Nice classification.
Yes, a series of marks can be filed in UAE as a normal trademark at the same charges.
Not possible, a separate national application should be filed for each country.
Yes, joint applicants are possible provided that the Power of Attorney is signed by all applicants, notarized, and legalized up to the UAE Consulate.
It is possible to amend a pending trademark application in the UAE; however, only minor amendments are possible on a registered mark.
Yes, a slogan can be filed and treated as a trademark.
No, trademark marking is not compulsory.
"TM" can only be used when the mark is under the process of registration after filing, whereas "®" can be used for registered marks after the final registration certificate is issued. The marking should not be included in the application.
The validity of the trademark registration is 10 years, subject to renewal upon expiry.
The expected timeframe for filing a trademark up to registration is 8 to 12 months.
Upon receiving the instructions, the application(s) can be filed within a maximum of 48 hours. The examination by the Trademark Office might occur within 4 to 6 months depending on the backlog. Upon receiving the notice of acceptance, there are 30 days to publish the application. Once published, the opposition period ends after thirty days. Finally, the application is ready to be registered, and the registration certificate might take two to three months to be issued.