In pursuant to the Ministerial Resolution No. (66) dated 14 February 2010, which amends the previous Ministerial Resolution No. (541) for the year 2009, the collection of official fees for acceptance, publication and final registration for all trademarks will be conducted according to specific criteria. Before this amendment, the publication and registration fees are to be paid within one month. Now the payment of official fees for publication and registration will proceed as follows:
First: Publication fees for accepted trademarks shall be collected within 30 days of the applicant being notified of accepting the trademark application.
Accepted trademarks shall be published in the ministry trademarks bulletin and other two local newspapers within 30 days from the approval of the publication form; otherwise the application shall be considered cancelled.
Second: final registration fees for published trademarks shall be collected within 30 days from the expiry of the 30 day opposition starting from the last publication date as per Article 14 of the Federal Law No. 37 of 1992 on trademarks.
Third: This resolution shall be published in the official gazette and shall be effective as of the date of issuance.
Fourth: The Resolution was issued in Abu Dhabi on 14 February, 2010.
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