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Request for Registering a Utility Model

This service allows customers to submit an official request to the department for a Utility Model for tangible subject matter, such as a device, as per federal law and executive regulations. The patent certificate is granted for 10 years and a maximum of 50 claims. You can apply for this service by individuals, companies, or an agent's office through the website

Service Fees

Request for a publication:

  • AED 400 for (individuals, small and medium enterprises, and academic institutions).
  • AED 800 for (companies).

 

Express examination:

  • AED 1,000 for (individuals and companies).
  • AED 2,000 for (small and medium-sized companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and academic institutions).

 

Post-grant re-examination:

  • AED 5,000 for (individuals and companies).
  • AED 2,500 for (small and medium-sized companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and academic institutions).

 

Appeal:

  • AED 500 for (individuals, small and medium enterprises, and academic institutions).
  • AED 1,000 for (companies).

Annual Fees from 1st -5th year:

  • AED 100 for (individuals, small and medium enterprises, and academic institutions).
  • AED 200 for (companies).

 

Annual Fees from 6th -10th year:

  • AED 500 for (individuals, small and medium enterprises, and academic institutions).
  • AED 1.000 for (companies).

 

Note: 

  • The applicant shall pay the annual fee at the beginning of each year of the Continuation of Protection.

Conditions and Requirements

    •  Mandatory documents (full description, claims, and drawings if any) shall be attached – in Arabic or English– with the request. If the optional documents are not submitted, the Applicant shall be given 90 days to submit the missing documents after the notification.
    • The Applicant shall pay a penalty fee to reactivate the application once within 9 months.
    • Submitted applications shall undergo the legal examination for submitted documents and substantive examination by the Department to ensure that all patent requirements are met.
    • The applicant may request an Express Examination on the first substantive Examination.
    • The applicant may object and file a grievance against the inspector’s rejection decision within 60 days of the decision.
    • The third party may file a post-grant re-examination within 90 days from publication date.
    • Basic requirements for acquiring  utility 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.        
      • The maximum number of claims is 50.        

Required Documents

    Documents required for individuals


    Mandatory

    • Claims (Arabic, English)        
    • Detailed description (Arabic, English), and drawings, if any.
    • Power of Attorney (for residents outside the UAE). 
    • A copy of the Emirates ID card.

     

        Optional

    • Abstract (Arabic or English). 
    • A certified copy of the priority request (if any).  
    • Sequence Listing (biotech inventions) (if any).  
    • Other documents (if any).

     

    Documents required for companies


        Mandatory

    • Claims (Arabic, English)        
    • Detailed description (Arabic, English), and drawings, if any.
    • Deed of Assignment.
    • Power of Attorney (for companies registered outside the UAE).
    • A copy of the valid trade license.
    • A copy of the Emirates ID card.
    • A copy of the Memorandum of Association.

     

        Optional

    • Abstract (Arabic or English). 
    • A certified copy of the priority request (if any).  
    • Sequence Listing (biotech inventions) (if any).  
    • Other documents (if any).
       

Steps and Procedures

    • Choose the service from the list of E-Services.
    • Sign in with UAE PASS.
    • Review the applicant's data by the Department to accept the request.
    • Fill in the application data and attach documents.
    • Pay the fee.
    • Conduct the formality examination.
    • Ensure the correctness of the entered data and attached documents and send a message to the customer to complete the missing data (if any).
    • Invite to conduct the substantive examination.
    • Pay the fees for the substantive examination. 
    • Conduct the substantive examination by the technical examiner.
    • Submit the research and examination report according to the technical examiner.
    • Apply for the second examination (if required).
    • Pay the request fee.
    • Register the patent.
    • Publish the patent by the Department.
    • If the application meets all the conditions, the certificate will be issued. 
       

View Service Tutorials

Applicant User Manual

Service Type

Procedural

Average Duration for Service Delivery

  • 2 months from the date of submitting the application until the completion of the legal examination if all the submitted documents were correct     
  • 30 months from the date of paying examination fees until the date of receiving the examination results        
  • 2 months from the date of paying registration fees until the publication of the patent        

Service Provision Channels

  • MoE website
  • MoE smart app

Target Audience

Individuals and companies 

Service Provision Timings

24 Hours

Sustainable Development Goals

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Contact Details

Call Center

Phone

8001222

Email

info@economy.ae

Communication Channels

Call centre and customer protection
 

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