UAE – Updates on Trademarks Procedures

The Trademark Office in UAE has issued a circular letter on 30 March 2014, with an effective date of 1 April 2014, setting forth new rules regarding powers of attorney (PoA) as follows: New trademark applications will only be accepted if accompanied by a legalised PoA (late filing within 3 months is no longer permissible); […]

trademark-50x50The Trademark Office in UAE has issued a circular letter on 30 March 2014, with an effective date of 1 April 2014, setting forth new rules regarding powers of attorney (PoA) as follows:

  • New trademark applications will only be accepted if accompanied by a legalised PoA (late filing within 3 months is no longer permissible);
  • Recordals to change name, address, assignments, mergers, etc . are only allowed after the registration of the subject trademark; however, corrections of typos are the only accepted type of modifications to a non-registered trademark (during prosecution of the application), and
  • Oppositions must include a PoA when initiating an opposition against a published mark.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact us at uae@nullqumsieh.com.

Author: Firas Qumsieh
Firm: NJQ & Associates
Website: www.njq-ip.com