Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to license other third parties to use the trademark
  • the right to take a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • the right to obtain damages for infringement
  • the right to sue for infringement against confusingly similar third-party trademark use
  • the right to apply for seizure by customs authorities for importation of counterfeit goods
  • the ability to record the registration with administrative enforcement authorities, such as the Dubai Department of Economic Development
  • the ability to record the registration with customs authorities in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah
  • the right to request that the court, relevant administrative authorities and/or police take preliminary measures, seize samples and impound stock
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