The UAE joins the Madrid System

On 28 December 2021, the United Arab Emirates will become the 109th member of the Madrid System. This will mean the Madrid System will now cover 125 countries.

Registering a trade mark in the UAE can be a costly process for foreign businesses. The UAE's accession to the Madrid Protocol means they will now be able to apply via the Madrid System through a more streamlined and cost-efficient process.

Charlene Nelson, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, says: "The UAE is an important jurisdiction in the international market and therefore it is excellent news for brand owners that they will now be able to apply for trade mark protection via the Madrid System."

For more information about how we can help you to register your trade mark in the UK or internationally, contact Charlene Nelson.

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