A new law in the United Arab Emirates

Emirats Arabes Unis
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Publié le 29 June 2022

The United Arab Emirates has issued a new Federal Trademark Law that came into effect in January 2022.

The major changes are as follows:

  • ¬†recognition of non-traditional marks including sounds and smells
  • introduction of multi-class filings
  • clarification of the criteria used to assess the reputation of a trademark
  • increase of the penalties for infringement
  • introduction of provisional measures to prevent an imminent infringement

 

All these modifications aim at a better protection of your trademark rights in this country.

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