Changes in trademark registration
Changes have been made to the new Trademark Law (Federal Trademark Law No. 36 of 2021), which will speed up procedures and expedite the issuance of licenses. In addition, the trademark database will now become a public registry with open access for all.
Before the amendments, trademark searches were a paid service, but with the new changes there will be free digital access.
The new changes in UAE law pave the way for a new, modern era for the country, which confirms its attractiveness to global investors and innovators.
The changes are in line with the country’s ambitions to become a leading business hub, as well as to create a well-diversified economy.
The new changes are a welcome step that will certainly attract more foreign direct investment to the region, as well as further economic growth.