Region: United Arab Emirates

Legal reforms in the UAE: what does this mean for brand owners?

The United Arab Emirates has formally approved some of the most extensive legal reforms ever seen in the country, which include major changes in the IP space.

17 January 2022

The UAE joins the Madrid Protocol - what it means for UAE and international rights holders

The UAE will become a member of the Madrid Protocol from 28 December 2021. This is a momentous development for UAE-based rights holders, as well as international rights holders looking for trademark protection in the UAE.

13 October 2021

Dubai International Financial Centre introduces encouraging new IP law

The new Dubai International Financial Centre IP Law introduces a number of common law and best practice concepts to the wider UAE IP landscape.

13 May 2020

UAE Trademark Office reduces official fees

In a welcome development for trademark owners, the UAE Trademark Office has reduced the majority of its official fees by up to 30%, including for searching, filing, registration, renewal and oppositions.

23 April 2020

Where Sharia meets intellectual property: brand protection in GCC states

For brand owners that need to protect and enforce their intellectual property in the Persian Gulf, understanding the impact of Sharia law can help to ensure their actions are more effective.

06 April 2020

Daren Tang and US react to WIPO win; Cypriot Halloumi victorious; Virginia is non-lactose milk intolerant – news digest

In our latest roundup, we look at a Chinese event promising to keep to its June date, Brooks Brothers continued trademark spat, Hugo Boss’s reply to Hugo Boss, and much more.

06 March 2020

UAE trademark office implements substantial reduction in registration and renewal fees

In a move that will be welcomed by local and international brand owners, the UAE trademark office has reduced the registration fee payable for trademark applications by one-third.

17 July 2019

Brands embracing Pride, DanTDM calls out fakes, and UAE slashes trademark fees: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at British Airways being hit with a sky-high fine for a GDPR violation, counterfeit seizures in South Africa and Tanzania, China’s trademark office growth continuing, and much more.

09 July 2019

Entering the Gulf – top tips for brand licensing and franchising in the Middle East

Some of the world’s biggest events, including the FIFA World Cup, are set to be held in the Middle East in the next few years. In an exclusive guest post, two experts from the region offer insights for international rights holders on brand licensing in the Gulf region.

01 July 2019

UAE counterfeit seizures, Brazil predicted for 2019 Madrid accession, and Lacoste scores big win: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at new gTLDs on the rise, consumer trust in big brands, a General Court decision involving TMview, considering a trademark audit, and much more.

11 December 2018

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