Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Dubai’s court of cassation defines intellectual property as, “it is every invented property whether it was literature, vocal, or as regardless to its nature, purpose or importance”. From this definition we can analyze that, intellectual property can be in the form of a book or a painting or a song or any new invention. It…

Trademarks

Limiting Trademarks Infringements (Part 3)

The United Arab Emirates is regarded as a commercial hub of Middle East, which facilitates in the practice of commercial activities in a lucrative and tax free environment. The legal system endeavors to protect producers and consumers from Trademarks infringement. Trademark infringement is a violation of exclusive rights attached to a trademark without the authorization…

Trademarks

Trademarks: Ownership (Part 2)

Registering the trademark is regarded as a presumption that implies a person who submitted the request for registration is the first to use such trademark. Nevertheless, that presumption can be rebutted by a third party proving that he/she was previously using the same trademark. UAE Trademarks law stipulates that “the ministry and whoever involved shall…

Trademarks

Introduction to Trademarks (Part 1)

Trademark has a major value for any business, and one of the primary concerns of any well established or successful business man. Therefore at the beginning we must clarify what a Trademark is, its importance, and how the law protects its owner, and the legal procedures to register a trademark. UAE Trademarks law and Courts’…

Trademarks

Trademarks in the UAE

The registration and protection of trademarks in the United Arab Emirates is regulated by Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 and executive regulations promulgated hereunder. The UAE courts have, in fact, recognized the rights to trademarks and the need to protect the same well before the promulgation of Trademark. Trademark is a recognizable sign, design…