Trademark Recordation with Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department Introduced


RAS AL KHAIMAH - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) announced in a press release that Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department introduced on January 1, 2011, the Trademark Recordation service with the Department that will tighten Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protection and enforcement in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

As per a communiqué issued by the Department, a copy of which has been obtained by AGIP, Recordation with Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department is being introduced for the third time in the UAE after being introduced earlier in Dubai & Sharjah.

This service gives trademarks’ proprietors protection against the unauthorized importation of goods bearing trademarks or logos identical or similar to their trademarks through recordation with the Customs Department of any trademarks registered with the UAE Ministry of Industry (Trademark Office).

Upon this recordation, the Customs officials across all Ras Al Khaimah Customs border points shall have the right to stop and seize any goods found to bear similar or identical trademark(s) to the original one(s).
In case of suspicious goods, the Customs Department will inform the proprietors of the original trademarks through AGIP in order to take legal action against those responsible for importing the goods in question to Ras Al Khaimah.

The recordation procedures are very simple and no further documents need to be provided other than certified copy of the registration certificate and a specimen of the mark as currently used on the products.

AGIP is the leading regional firm for global IPR services, providing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection, domain name registration, portfolio management, infringement watch and legal representation.

AGIP operates out of its regional office in Amman (Jordan) and its 30 fully owned offices covering all the Arab region, Pakistan, India and Turkey. AGIP covers the globe through its liaison offices in the US, Canada, Europe and China as well as its worldwide network of 150 correspondents.

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