JAH & CO. IP would notify its associates and clients that you the Cabinet Ministers of UAE announced that the official fees for a wide range of services provided by the Ministry of Economy including trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs will be increased by virtue of their Decision No. 9 of 2015 which sets out rate increase for the services provided by the Ministry of Economy. The said decision is due to be effective as from May 29, 2015. Therefore, if we receive your instructions along with the legalized power of attorney which should be lodged at the time of filing after local attestation by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and file the required trademark applications prior to the implementation of the new decision we shall invoice you according to the current fees.
It should be noted that the increase will be applied for new trademark applications to be filed as of 29 May 2015 whilst the decree was silent on existing and pending applications, however, we are following up the matter with the authorities to make sure that such decision should not affect the previous filed/pending applications.