The Ministry of Economy recently announced that the United Arab Emirates will be joining the Madrid system, with a proposed joining date of late 2021 or early 2022. As the current Gulf Cooperation Council members of Madrid are limited to Bahrain and Oman, the announcement is welcome news for local and international brand owners alike. further details are to be released in due course.
The UAE Trademark Office has confirmed that it will accept an original notarised and legalised power of attorney within 30 days of a trademark application being filed. Continue Reading