UAE: Penalties for Trademark Violations Increased

United Arab Emirates News developments

UAE: Penalties for Trademark Violations Increased

Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), 29 July 2022: The UAE authorities have approved increases to the fines imposed on those who commit trademark violations.

Offenders could be fined up to one million AED.

Under legislative changes, intellectual property protection will now be extended to investors and owners of foreign companies and owners of projects and companies in the UAE and authorised registration agents, lawyers and legal service providers.

Protections have also been extended to anyone concerned with trademark infringement protection, registration or prevention.

The amendments will help designers, talented investors, relevant local and federal government agencies, and public interest organisations.

In addition, new categories of trademarks are given protection, including those related to smell and sound and holograms.

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Benjamin Filaferro