Trademark infringement occurs when a third party uses a trademark that is identical or similar to an existing registered trademark without the authorization of the trademark owner. In the UAE, trademark protection is governed by the UAE Trademarks Law (Federal Law No. 36 of 2021).
overview of trademark infringement in the UAE
To enforce trademark rights, it is important to have a registered trademark. Registering a trademark with the UAE Ministry of Economy provides legal protection and establishes the exclusive rights of the trademark owner.
Trademark infringement occurs when a third party uses a trademark that is identical or confusingly similar to a registered trademark, for goods or services that are similar or related. Infringement can include unauthorized use of the trademark on products, packaging, advertisements, or any other manner that may confuse consumers.
If you believe your trademark is being infringed upon in the UAE, you can take the following legal actions:
- Cease and Desist Letter.
- Civil Lawsuit.
- Administrative Complaint.
Enforcement and Penalties:
The UAE Trademarks Law provides for various penalties against trademark infringers, including fines, imprisonment, seizure and destruction of infringing goods, and closure of establishments engaged in infringing activities.
To effectively address trademark infringement in the UAE, you can consult with our specialized intellectual property lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and help protect your trademark rights at Khairallah law firm.