Designs

Legal basis Federal Law No.17 for the year 2002, amending the Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992.
International Conventions Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property (TRIPS Agreement)
Priority Claim Yes
Novelty Yes
Publication Sources Official Gazette
Period for opposition 60 days from publication
Publication after registration Yes
Extension Years 2-5 years
Annuity Yes
Working Requirements Yes, within four years from date of filing and three years from grant.
Use to protect against Cancellation actions For ten(10) years from filing date
Appellate authority (administrate) Patent Office.
Appellate authority (judicial) Civil Court
Validity of Registration Ten (10) years from filing date
Substantive Examination Yes
Time Span for registration Twenty four (24) months to Thirty six(36) from date of
  application.
  Criminal: Criminal Court (infringment) Civil: Civil Court (infringment, unfair competition)
Unregistered Patent Civil: Civil Court(unfair competition)
Court System 1st Instance Appeal High Court
Legal System Civil Law

Service

Description

Official Fees (USD)

Pro. Fees (USD)

Total Fees (USD)

New Application Ordinary application for individuals 110.00 370.00 480.00
  Ordinary application for companies 220.00 430.00 650.00
  Claiming convention priority   90.00 90.00
  Preparing translation of drawings (per sheet)   30.00 30.00
  Arabic translation of specification per page   45.00 45.00
  Amendment/correction of application for individuals 30.00 150.00 180.00
  Amendment/correction of application for companies 60.00 200.00 260.00
  Recordation of Assignment for individuals 260.00 350.00 610.00
  Recordation of Assignment for companies 510.00 650.00 1160.00
  Recordation of License for individuals 60.00 250.00 310.00
  Recordation of License for companies 110.00 450.00 560.00
  Payment of 2 nd annuity for individuals 110.00 80.00 190.00
  Payment of 3 rd annuity for individuals 120.00 110.00 230.00
  Payment of 4th annuity for individuals 122.00 130.00 252.00
  Payment of 5th annuity for individuals 128.00 140.00 268.00
  Payment of 6th annuity for individuals 134.00 180.00 284.00
  Payment of 7th annuity for individuals 140.00 160.00 300.00
  Payment of 8th annuity for individuals 150.00 170.00 320.00
  Payment of 9th annuity for individuals 155.00 180.00 335.00
  Payment of 10th annuity for individuals 160.00 190.00 350.00
  Payment of 11th annuity for individuals 165.00 200.00 365.00
  Payment of 12th annuity for individuals 170.00 210.00 380.00
  Payment of 13th annuity for individuals 180.00 220.00 410.00
  Payment of 14th annuity for individuals 185.00 230.00 420.00
  Payment of 15th annuity for individuals 190.00 240.00 430.00
  Payment of 16th annuity for individuals 195.00 250.00 445.00
  Payment of 17th annuity for individuals 200.00 260.00 460.00
  Payment of 18th annuity for individuals 210.00 270.00 480.00
  Payment of 19th annuity for individuals 215.00 280.00 495.00
  Payment of 20th annuity for individuals 220.00 300.00 520.00
  Payment of 2 nd annuity for companies 220.00 100.00 320.00
  Payment of 3 rd annuity for companies 230.00 170.00 400.00
  Payment of 4th annuity for companies 245.00 200.00 445.00
  Payment of 5th annuity for companies 260.00 220.00 480.00
  Payment of 6th annuity for companies 270.00 250.00 520.00
  Payment of 7th annuity for companies 280.00 270.00 550.00
  Payment of 8th annuity for companies 295.00 300.00 595.00
  Payment of 9th annuity for companies 305.00 330.00 635.00
  Payment of 10th annuity for companies 320.00 350.00 670.00
  Payment of 11th annuity for companies 338.00 370.00 708.00
  Payment of 12th annuity for companies 340.00 390.00 730.00
  Payment of 13th annuity for companies 355.00 410.00 745.00
  Payment of 14th annuity for companies 370.00 420.00 790.00
  Payment of 15th annuity for companies 380.00 440.00 820.00
  Payment of 16th annuity for companies 400.00 460.00 860.00
  Payment of 17th annuity for companies 400.00 480.00 880.00
  Payment of 18th annuity for companies 415.00 500.00 915.00
  Payment of 19th annuity for companies 425.00 520.00 945.00
  Payment of 20th annuity for companies 440.00 540.00 980.00

Service

Requirements

DESIGN A Power of Attorney in our favor, duly notarized by the Notary Public, if the company is located in U.A.E. or legalized up to the U.A.E. Consulate if the company is located abroad.
  Certificate of Incorporation of the company, also duly notarized by the Notary Public if the company is located in U.A.E. or legalized up to the U.A.E. Consulate if the company is located abroad.
  Deed of Assignment, from the inventor to the applicant, duly notarized by the Notary Public, if the company is located in U.A.E. or legalized up to the U.A.E. Consulate if the company is located abroad.
  A certified copy of the industrial model/design application on the basis of which priority is claimed, if any.
  Full name and address of the applicant.
  Full name, address, nationality, status and activity of the inventor.
  Description of the design, if any, along with an English translation.
  Drawings of the design. Please indicate the figure number and view side on every drawing.
 
Q1) What is the legal base for registration of industrial designs in U.A.E.?
A1) The Law No. 17 / 2002 on the Regulation and Protection of Industrial property, Patents and Industrial Designs.
 
Q2) Is novelty required for registration of designs?
A2) The law requires absolute universal novelty.
 
Q3) Is the International Classification of Designs followed in U.A.E.?
A3) No
 
Q4) Does design and model mean the same thing under U.A.E. Law?
A4) Yes
 
Q5) Is a multiple-drawing application for one design acceptable?
A5) Yes, provided that all drawings are inter-related and do not exceed 20 in total.
 
Q6) If the applicant is not the inventor, is a deed of assignment required?
A6) Yes. This applies even if the inventor is an employee of the applicant.
 
Q7) What is the life time of a design/model?
A7) 10 years to be calculated from the date of filing the application.
 
Q8) Is this term renewable?
A8) Yes. This term is renewable for 2 years.
 
Q9) Is it possible to pay annuities for design/models in advance once and for all?
A9) Yes. It is possible to pay annuities in advance for all 10 years being the duration of validity of the design/model.
 
Q10) Is there any grace period for late payment of a design/model annuity?
A10) Yes. A grace period of 6 month is allowed. There is no late payment fine for the first 3 month, while there is fine if payment is made within the last 3 months of the said grace period.
 
Q11) Is it possible to enforce the rights of unregistered design/model by criminal proceedings?
A11) No. These proceedings may only be advisable for infringement of registered designs/model. However, in the event of infringement of an unregistered design/model a civil suit based on unfair competition and other general law provisions would be recommended.
 
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