The United Arab Emirates Join the International Trademark System
on September 28, 2021, The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented his notified the deposit by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of trademarks, adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989 (“Madrid Protocol (1989)”). the Madrid Protocol will enter into force, on December 28, 2021. And local trademark owners in the United Arab Emirates will be able to protect their trademarks in the 124 territories of the System’s other 108 members by simply filing one application with a single office, with one set of fees in one currency (Swiss francs). For those interested in bringing their brands into the UAE market, they can also protect their trademarks through the Madrid System.