Thursday, January 27 2022   \  Published by Mondaq.

United Arab Emirates: The New UAE Trademarks Law: What You Need To Know

United Arab Emirates: The New UAE Trademarks Law: What You Need To Know

In late 2021, the UAE Government issued 50 new laws, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the UAE. One of these new laws was the long anticipated UAE Trademarks Law - Federal Trademark Law No. 36 of 2021 (the "New Law"). This follows hot on the heels of the UAE acceding to the Madrid Protocol, which came into effect from 28 December 2021.

Since the publication of the GCC Trademarks Law in 2014, an updated trademarks law has been expected in the UAE. The New Law takes on a number of the provisions of the GCC Trademarks Law, but there are some aditional local elements. Read more

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