A recent decision by the UAE Cabinet Decision – No. 9 of 2015 – has effectively doubled the official fees for registering trademarks with the Ministry of Economy (MOE) trademark office (TMO) in the UAE. This marks a huge increase on what were already considered one of the highest places to register a Trademark in the world.
This decision takes effect on 29 May 2015 and similar increases apply to other forms of intellectual property.
The fees have been increased as follows:
Search fee – from AED 250 up to AED 500
Application filing fee – from AED 500 up to AED 1000
Publication fee – from AED 500 up to AED 1,000
Registration fee – from AED 5,000 up to AED 10,000
Renewal fee – from AED 5,000 up to AED 10,000