Welcome to AGIP UAE Office  


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since September 19, 1996. The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (10th edition) is followed in the UAE.

Federal Law No. 8 for the year 2002 amended some articles of the Federal Law No. 37 for the year 1992. The law covers the seven Emirates of Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain. A separate application has to be filed with respect to each class of goods or services. A certified translation of the trademark is to be submitted as well.

Once a trademark application is filed, it is examined as to its registrability. Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Trademark Journal as well as in two local daily Arabic newspapers and the cuttings of the notices are to be ... More details


The United Arab Emirates Patent Law

Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992 pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs was replaced by Federal Law No. 17 for the year 2002 and later amended by the Federal law 31 for the year 2006. As per the last issued law, protection period for patent is 20 years and for Utility Certificate is 10 years. No extension of this term is allowed in the UAE.

A patent granted under the Federal law of the United Arab Emirates provides protection in the seven emirates namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras-Al-khaimah, Umm-Al-Quwain and Ajman.

UAE is a member of a number of international bodies, namely:

 WIPO Convention, since September 1974.
 Paris Convention (Industrial Property), since September 1996.
 PCT (Patents), since March 1999.
 WTO: Member and Signatory to TRIPS Agreement, since April 1996.
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The UAE Patent Office has started the examination of the design applications filed during the period 1998 - 2005. Accepted design applications will be published in the Official Gazette shortly.

A design or industrial model registration is valid for 10 years.

The payment of annuities can be made on or before the due date at any time and for any number of years, however, annuities can still be paid during the 3 months after the due date without a late payment fee and another 3 months with a late payment fee, (the total grace period is 6 months).



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Copyright in the UAE is protected under the Federal Law No. 32 of the year 2006 Amending the Federal Law No. 7 for the year 2002 Concerning Copyright and Neighboring Rights. 

For obtaining protection, copyrightable works have to be deposited with the Ministry of Economy. Protection is granted to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works of whatever the value or kind or purpose or way of expression is. 

Generally, protection is provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image, motion pictures, creative titles or computer software. Translation of original works is also protected. 

The duration of the protection is for the lifetime of the author plus 50 years after his death or 50 years from the date of publication in cases of cinematographic works, works of corporate bodies and works published for the first time after the death of the ... More details


The United Arab Emirates Network Information Center (UAEnic) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.ae) in the UAE.

Top-Level Domain

.ae: commercial companies or individuals

Second-Level Domains

.net.ae:   network providers

.org.ae:  non-profit organizations

.gov.ae:  government and ministries

.ac.ae:  colleges, universities or academic institutes

.sch.ae:  public and private schools

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- Recordation of trademark is available with Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman & Ras Al-Khaimah Customs Departments.
- The recordation of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman & Ras Al-Khaimah Customs will remain valid till the expiry of the Trademark registration and can be recorded again when the Trademark registration is renewed (a certified copy of the renewal certificate will be required).

- The recordation of Abu Dhabi Custom will remain valid till the one year from the recording date and can be recorded again yearly (a certified copy of the renewal certificate will be required and a letter from the owner authorizing us to record the mark with Abu Dhabi Customs (it should be addressed to Abu Dhabi Customs)).
- The recordation at Customs Departments in UAE is only applicable for registration covering goods rather than ... More details


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