Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property is one of the ancillary areas of Legal Maxims Consultants.
Local Trademark services
Global Trademark Services
Copyright Services in the UAE
Patents Services in the UAE

Local Trademark services

Any party that may need to register their trademark(s) in UAE has to forward an application to the Ministry of Economy & Commerce. Trademark applications must be filed in Arabic, together with fourteen (14) specimen drawings of each mark. The application may file through a locally licensed Law Firm in UAE. The Ministry will carry out the necessary checking to the above application and will issue an examination report which shall indicate whether further information must be provided or whether there are any requirements, conditions or limitations in connection with the prospective registration. The Ministry normally calls upon the applicant to reply to such reports within a specific period. Any requirements listed in the Ministry's report must either be accepted by the applicant or appealed against it to the Trademarks Committee of the Ministry. The Committee's decision is further appealable to the Civil Court. Upon resolution of all outstanding issues, trademark applications preliminary approved for registration are published in the UAE Official Gazette. The trademark registration must also be published in two leading National newspapers. After publication, the general public is provided thirty (30) days to forward written objections to the Ministry concerning the registration of a trademark. The applicant for the trademark registration shall have thirty (30) days to respond to any such objections. The Ministry then decides whether to accept or reject the application. This decision may be appealed to the Trademarks Committee of the Ministry, and then to the competent courts. If the mark is accepted by the Ministry for registration, the applicant notifies and provides details related the mark to the federal and local bodies, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, etc.

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property Law has assumed a great importance in recent times as a result of the recognition that "knowledge is property". The field of Intellectual Property and its growth in recent times is definitely remarkable and outstanding in the light of changing needs and necessaries of the society, the nation and the world of nations. Intellectual property refers to a property or asset which is intangible and is a creation or work of human mind or intellect, specifically, an idea, invention, discovery, trade secret, process, program, data, formula, patent, copyright, and trademark , design etc. Intellectual property (IP) Law is an umbrella term used to refer to the object of a variety of laws, including Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Trade secret Law, Industrial Design Law, and potentially others. These Laws provide exclusive rights to certain parties and many of them implement government-granted monopolies. Copyrights, for example, generally allow only one party to make copies of a work.