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Trademarks
3.
Registration procedure
3.1
Which governing body (ie, trademark office) controls the registration process?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.2
What fees does the trademark office charge for an application, during prosecution and for issuance of a registration?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.3
Does the trademark office use the Nice Classification scheme?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.4
Are ‘class-wide’ applications allowed, or must the applicant identify the specific goods or services for which the mark will be used?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.5
Must an applicant have a bona fide intention to use the trademark for the goods or services identified in the application in order to apply for registration?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.6
Does the trademark office perform relative examination of trademark applications (ie, searches for earlier conflicting marks)?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.7
What types of examinations does the trademark office perform other than relative examination?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.8
Apart from confusion with a senior mark, descriptiveness and genericness, are there other grounds under which a mark is ineligible for registration, such as public policy reasons?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.9
Is there a separate or supplemental register on which descriptive marks may be registered?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.10
Can a third party object to registration of a mark before the application has been published (eg, by letter of protest to the trademark office)?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.11
Must the applicant use the trademark commercially in order to obtain a registration?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.12
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to the first office action?
 
United Arab Emirates
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3.13
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to publication?
 
United Arab Emirates
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