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In December 2021, the United Arab Emirates joined the Madrid Protocol. Following this, extensive amendments to the country’s trademark laws came into force in early 2022. Since then, the number of applications in the United Arab Emirates has almost doubled in comparison to the same period the previous year. Thanks to these revisions, it is no longer necessary to record a trademark license in order to enforce a mark. The reform also broadened the scope of trademark protection to include non-traditional marks, such as sounds, scents and 3D marks, and altered the filing class system to allow for multiple filings. Further, it is no longer compulsory to publish accepted trademarks in local newspapers. These amendments are yet another recent example of the country strengthening its IP landscape.
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