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Trademarks
9.
Licensing
9.1
Are there particular requirements, such as quality control by the licensor, for a trademark licence to be valid?
United Arab Emirates

Answer ... There are no requirements such as quality control for a licence to be valid. However, there are some provisions that prohibit the inclusion of certain contractual clauses in licence agreements. For instance, it is prohibited to restrict the licensee with limitations that do not relate to the rights covered by the trademark registration.

For more information about this answer please contact: Asif Iqbal from Kadasa IP
9.2
Must trademark licences be recorded with the trademark office or other governing body?
United Arab Emirates

Answer ... A trademark licence must be recorded with the UAE Trademark Office in order to become effective vis-à-vis third parties.

For more information about this answer please contact: Asif Iqbal from Kadasa IP
9.3
Can a licensor lose its rights in a trademark by failing to comply with its obligations under the licence, such as maintaining quality control?
United Arab Emirates

Answer ... No, there is no legal requirement for the inclusion of quality control clauses in a licence.

For more information about this answer please contact: Asif Iqbal from Kadasa IP
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