Notification from UAE Patent Office
The director of the Industrial Property Department (UAE Patent Office) Mr. Khalfan Ahmed Al-Suwaidi has asked any applicant who wish to proceed with their patent application to pay their fees for search and substantive examination.
This announcement comes after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) and South Korean Patent Office to develop the law and practice of patent law in the UAE.
The full letter of notification is provided below.
In the framework of cooperation between the UAE Patent Office and its strategic partners as well as the common carefulness towards the clients’ interests and the work requirements, the Patent Office has set in place a strategy to finalize the applications accumulated during the past years.
Therefore, you are requested to pay the search and examination fees of the patent applications as per below:
The pending applications for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, within the prescribed period of 90 days from date of this notification.
The new applications after completing all the required documents within the prescribed period of 90 days starting from 1 November 2014 in order to enable the patent Office to proceed with the examination and search procedures.
In order to proceed with the said procedures, the followings are requested:
1- To Pay the official fee of $1920 for the first Substantive Examination; otherwise the application will be considered abandoned.
2- To pay all the late and payable annuities till the date of this notification for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
3- To submit a CD and a hard copy of the patent description and abstract in English language according to the last amendment submitted to the patent office and it should be arranged and numbered.
4- To ensure that the submitted documents include Bibliographic Data in English language and in the official form of the UAE patent office.
Note: This notification is considered as a legal notice for each application in order to proceed with the Substantive Examination and International Search.