Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 on Trademarks amended by Law No. 19 of 2000 and Law No. 8 of 2002. The trademark law protect the seven Emirates of Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain.

Single/Multi-Class Jurisdiction

Single class - a separate application for each class

Can services be registered


Can Convention priority be claimed


Is the International Classification

Yes - Nice Classification, 10th addition

Documentation and information required to file trademark application
  • Full name and address of the applicant.
  • Meaning and translation of the mark, if it is a word mark.
  • Description of goods and services
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the UAE Consulate (will provide the POA form).
  • Specimen print of mark (in soft copy)
  • Certified copy of the priority application, priority is to be claimed. 
Opposition period after publication

30 days 

Renewal due

10 years from the filing date

Grace Period

A grace period of 6 months with late fees

Documents required to renew

Power of Attorney duly legalized up to UAE Consulate

Proof of use due

None due

Documents required to file proof of use


Can be struck off for non-use

A mark becomes vulnerable to an action for cancellation if it not been used in the preceding 5 years

Late Submission of Power of Attorney

Late submission of legalized Power of Attorney is possible at the time of filing the application, with the condition to submit the same within 30 days. 

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