What is a patent?

A patent is a right, granted by government, to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention in UAE.

The United Arab Emirates Patent Law

REQUIREMENTS

  1. A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the UAE Consulate. Download POA
  2. A duly legalized extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association, if the applicant is a company or body corporate.
  3. A duly legalized extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association, if the applicant is a company or body corporate.
  4. One copy of the English specification and claims together with its Arabic translation.
  5. One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if any.
  6. n abstract of the invention of no more than 200 words, together with the best explanatory diagram.
  7. A duly legalized deed of assignment signed by the inventor, if the applicant is not the inventor. Download POA
  8. A certified copy of the application giving the filing date, number and country if the application is to be filed with a priority claim.

Note: Please note that the documents in item (3, 4 and 5) should be submitted at the Patent Office on the filing date of the application, while documents in items (1, 2, 6 and 7) can be submitted within 90 days (strictly non-extendible) from the filing date of the patent application.

For PCT applications entering the national phase in the UAE, a copy of the PCT international publication search and examination reports must be submitted with the application.

  1. A Power of Attorney executed by the assignee and duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
  2. A duly legalized deed of assignment executed by both parties.
  3. A duly legalized Certificate of Incorporation of the assignee.
  1. A Power of Attorney executed by the licensee and duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
  2. A duly legalized license agreement executed by both parties.
  1. A Power of Attorney in the new name and/or address duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
  2. A legalized certificate proving the change of name or address issued by the local competent authority of the applicant’s domicile.
  1. A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
  2. For individual merchants, two copies of the following:
    • The commercial permit.
    • The entry in the commercial register.
    • The commercial agency agreement duly legalized up to the Consulate of the UAE.
    • The Arabic translation duly notarized, if the agency contract is not in Arabic.
    • The agent’s entry or identification card.
    • The Powers of Attorney duly notarized.
    • Two copies of the declaration.

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