A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark incorporates any word, name, symbol, gadget, or any combination, utilized, or planned to be utilized to recognize and distinguish the products/services of one merchant or supplier from those of others, and to show the source of the products/services. Although government enlistment of a mark isn’t compulsory, it has a few focal points, including notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, legitimate assumption of possession cross country, and exclusive right to utilize the mark on or regarding the products/services listed in the registration. In this day and age, individuals are more brand careful than any other time. Consistently there are in excess of 100 trademarks applied in U.A.E only.
Trademark registration process
Once we receive your brand name enrollment request, we will affirm and begin with check whether the name being enrolled is processes and cleared. Our trademark lawyer will set up your application and particularly draft the right phrasing for the list of products and services. Then, we will send you our POA (Power of Attorney) form which should be assessed, signed and returned after notarizing the document.
- Whenever we have gotten your brand name enrollment request we will immediately send you an affirmation email.
- To begin with, we check whether the mark being enrolled is qualified for security (outright grounds of refusal). Not all marks might be enrolled as trademarks. For example, merely descriptive data for the respective products and services may not be enlisted as a trademark. These marks are to be openly useable for everybody.
- A trademark lawyer will at that point set up the application and particularly draft the right phrasing for the list of products and services.
- Afterward, we send you our power of attorney form and a form with the details of the application. Both should be assessed, signed, and returned to us by email. Usually, the POA needs not to be notarized.
Documents Required for Trademark Registration:
- Soft copy of your trademark’s black and white image
- POA (Power of Attorney) to act and apply on your behalf
- Certificate of incorporation copies for corporate businesses
- Applicant clear passport copies
- Trademark certificate if already registered in some other countries
- Legal translation of the name in the trademark
PROTECT YOUR TRADEMARK
To secure your trademark globally, you should file for trademark registration country by country. All things considered, through certain regional trademark offices, a single registration grants protection in multiple countries or territories.
BENELUX – Enlistment through this office awards protection in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
EUIPO/European Union Trademark – Enrollment through EUIPO grants trademark protection in every one of the 27 member states of the European Union. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
OAPI – Enlistment through the OAPI grants trademark protection in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, and Togo.
ARIPO – Botswana, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia (not member of the Harare Protocol), the Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It should however be noted that worldwide trademark enlistment can’t be obtained in one go.
You can now effectively deal with your international trademark enrollments through Crowe. We offer worldwide trademark registration services. Regardless of whether you need to enlist your trademark in a single country or obtain protection in other outside countries, our experts can help you. There is no compelling reason to contact lawyers directly in each and every country; our network of specialists right now covers more than 180 jurisdictions around the world.