Registering Your Trademark In UAE Why Should I Register My Trademark?

There are many details that you need to take care of once starting a business. First of all, you must decide on a company name and then register it. Once your business is set-up, it is the time to use the company’s most creative ideas to design a visually appealing logo for the company. But another, very important aspect that you should not forget, is the registration process for your company’s trademark. Here, we will discuss in detail what the meaning of your company’s trade mark and why the registration process is important.

ELBS strategically positioned to fully assist individual and corporate clients’ and provide optimal and expert legal and business services at affordable prices. We combine our consulting skills with local expertise, innovation and creativity to develop the best solutions for our clients. Our approach combines a rapid diagnosis of the client’s concerns and issues with the execution of requisite solution, thereby ensuring sustainable resolution to the client.

We Provide the Following Services 1. Conduct search for marks and its availability.
2. Registration of trademarks, service marks, copyrights, industrial designs and patents.
3. Handle trademark rights maintenance including renewal of trademarks.
4. Record amendments of a trademark and pursue its legalities.
5. Conduct rapid in-house trademark searches to track infringement.
6. Initiation of legal action against infringement and issue judicial notices.

What Is A Trademark?
A Trademark is a valuable form of intellectual property. Trademarks are distinctive indicators that all businesses or legal entities need in order to identify their products or services to their consumers. A trademark enables a company to distinguish its particular products or services from others offered by other businesses. It may contain a word, a name, phrase, logo, design, symbol, image or a combination of two of these things or more.

Why Are Trademarks Important?
Trademarks first of all, provide protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it when identifying goods or services. The owner can also authorize another to use the trademark in return for payment. Trademarks can become a very effective marketing tool for new business owners who wish to announce their presence in the market and establish themselves as a reputable company. Moreover, trademarks can help you increase your exposure in the marketplace and set yourself apart from your competitors. If you have registered your trademark, you can sue another company for trademark infringement if they use it without authorized permission. Lastly, trademarks are intangible assets that can drastically increase the value of your business in case of resale.

Trademarks In The UAE ?
When you register your trademark in the UAE, you will be registering it in all the seven states of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.

How To Register Your Trademark?
ELBS specializes in all the legal requirements related to business start-ups. Our in-house lawyers and legal professionals have the necessary level of expertise in order to execute the trademark registration process correctly and to ensure clients receive a successful result, which exceeds their expectations. Some tips on how to register your trade mark in UAE.

STEP 1: ELBS Business Advisors provide comprehensive research to make sure that there is no conflict associated with your proposed trademark. We will also design the best approach to implementing your trademark, to increase the chance of a smooth, problem-free process.
STEP 2: ELBS Business Advisors work closely with every client and the U.A.E Trademarks Office, to ensure your trademark is correctly lodged accordingly to goods and services you offer to customers. We ensure you apply within the correct trademark class and your trademark represents the correct goods or service which are vitally important to your company. Application fees are payable at this specific moment.
STEP 3: The U.A.E trademarks office checks for generic trademarks and informs us on the matter if any problems arise. Once your application is submitted, your trademark will be advertised in official trademark journals. You must have paid your publication fees prior to this. According to new rules, applicants will have a 30 day deadline to pay publication fees and if they fail to do so, the trademark application will lapse.
STEP 4: The registration process will begin if there are no objections after the publication. The time required to register a trademark is determined by the number of obstacles present at the application and publication stages. On average it takes around 18-24 months to complete the process of the trademark registration.