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Mai 08, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 9/18)
United Arab Emirates
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Online Services Enhanced

The Trademark Office (TMO) of UAE launched an electronic searching system with respect to trademarks filed or registered in the UAE on April 19, 2018. The official fees to be paid to conduct the searches remain the same; however, the search request can be made online only by agents. These e-services, among others provided by the TMO, replace previous procedures that required the submission of documents and applications in person.

Also, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online gateway for the registration of registered trademarks. The online portal supports DED in routine checks for any counterfeit products and informs the trademark owners/agents about the detected infringements. However, brand owners are still obliged to file official complaints with the DED in order to take action against any infringing parties.

Source: JAH & Co. IP, Qatar