Patents and Industrial Design Services - Apply for Patent
Apply for Patent
This service allows customers to submit an official request to the MoE Development of Innovation in the Economy and Patents Department (DIEPD) for a patent, as per the federal law and executive regulations.
Request search and first examination: for individualsAED 7,000
Request search and first examination: for companiesAED 7,000
Request 2nd/3rd examination: for individualsAED 5,000
Request 2nd/3rd examination: for companiesAED 5,000
Request 1st publication:No fees required (but the payment process must be completed)
Request grievance and objection (Appeal):No fees required (but the payment process must be completed)
Conditions and Requirements
Fees for applications are collected electronically from individuals and companies.
Mandatory documents (full description, claims and drawings, if any) must be attached with the application – in Arabic or English. If some of the mandatory documents are not submitted on the filing date, the applicant shall be given 90 days to submit the missing documents.
After the deadline, the application will be waived and the applicant shall pay a penalty to reactivate it.
Submitted applications will undergo substantive examination by DIEPD to ensure all requirements are met under Federal Law No. (31) for the year 2006 and its executive regulations.
The applicant may object and file a grievance against the inspector’s rejection decision.
Basic requirements for acquiring patent rights:
The invention must be industrially viable
The invention must be new; it must not be known to the public before the filing date.
The invention must involve an inventive step.
The specifications must be drafted clearly with sufficient technical disclosure so that an ordinary person may understand the invention.