World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

United Arab Emirates

Situated at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe, the United Arab Emirates is a strategically important jurisdiction for brand owners. There have been some notable recent developments in the market of late: following a 2019 reduction of official fees, the UAE trademark office announced a further cut which became...

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Situated at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe, the United Arab Emirates is a strategically important jurisdiction for brand owners. There have been some notable recent developments in the market of late: following a 2019 reduction of official fees, the UAE trademark office announced a further cut which became effective in April 2020. As these price decreases impact on filings, prosecution, maintenance and opposition actions, they have made both protection and enforcement of IP rights more affordable. The office has also launched new online services which have streamlined processes. These moves have helped to drive increased awareness of intellectual property in the market.

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