In summary, a trademark or logo is your brand name. It is what your company is seen associated with. It is the brand name which is used to differentiate your goods and services from other companies. It comes in the form of a sign, picture, word, color, name or a combination of these. If you choose to register your logo or trademark in the UAE, you ensure that your goods and services cannot be duplicated anywhere in the seven emirates and passed off as another company’s product. If you decide to allow a distributor use your trademark, it will be for the sale of your goods strictly allowed by you.
Should any other individual or corporate body use your mark, you have the right to notify the company of your mark and ask that they desist from using same.
Every trademark is registered under a particular class system. Each class covers a specified product and service. Separate registration is required for trademarks and/or logo registration in UAE which will be registered in more than one class. Only the classes relevant for your goods and services should be chosen. Choosing the right class is crucial to protecting your mark and ensuring that violators will be penalized. To ensure that your Logo registration process goes smoothly in the UAE, we at Legal Maxims take on the responsibility so that the right approach is utilized and you have nothing to worry about.
Trademark, Patent and Copyright fall under what is known as Intellectual property. Trademarks are usually connected with logo and brand names; hence it is usually termed as logo registration. Logo registration in Dubai is more common than in other Emirates. Patents on the other hand are registrations used for the protection of ideas, invention and technology, to name a few. Copyrights are used to protect media and written literature such as audio files, books, drama among others. Industrial Designs are registrations associated with patterns, shapes and all other industrial manufactured object.