Reasons You Should Apply for an Apostille if You're Thinking about Trademarking Your Product or Service in UAE.
An apostille is a certificate that verifies the authenticity of official signatures and seals on legal papers such as birth, death, and marriage certificates for international usage. In simpler words, an apostille confirms the authenticity of a certificate.
An Apostille is useful when a document from one nation is required to be produced in another country as part of a legal process. However, it is not required in every cross-border transaction, but only if the country’s law mandates it or if it is a signatory to the apostille convention.
When is an apostille certification required?
The apostille is used between Multilateral Hague Convention member states. Check to see if your home country and the country to which you are traveling are signatories to this convention. By August 2018, the Apostille Convention had 115 members. The Hague agreement is signed by the majority of European countries, including India, China, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United States. It is critical to understand the circumstances that may necessitate the production of an apostille. An apostille may be required if:
🔹 The country from which the apostille was received is a signatory to the apostille agreement.
🔹 The country in which you must use the certificate attestation is a signatory to the apostille agreement.
🔹 As part of the legal process, the country where you received the documentation examines it for public use.
🔹 For recognition as a foreign public document, the country where you need to utilize the file requires an apostille.
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It should be noted that an apostille is required in order to utilize a public document in another country.
However, if the regulations of the country where you need to use the document have reduced or removed the necessity for an apostille, it may not be necessary.
Another possibility is that the country where the certificate will be used has exempted the commercial certificates from that specific legal requirement as a consequence of an agreement between them and the country that issued it.
Importance of trademarking in the UAE
Trademark registration establishes the legality of a product. Trademark registration establishes legal ownership of your brand
In most cases, trademark rights are created by registration. In certain countries, obtaining limited trademark rights based on trademark use is conceivable, but in most nations, this is either impossible or extremely difficult. As a general rule, you must register your trademark in order to have complete legal ownership of your brand.
Trademark registration increases your freedom to operate
If you do not register your trademark, it is possible (or perhaps likely) that someone else will register a similar name in another nation. The majority of conflicts are intentional. Every day, around 15 thousand trademark registrations are filed. You’re probably not the only one considering a particular name. If someone registers a similar name in a country that is essential to you, it might become very difficult and costly.
Trademark registrations expose everyone else to your rights
When you register your trademark, you make your own publicly available for other companies to find and consider. Registering your trademark reduces the possibility of someone infringing on your rights.
Trademarks are a reasonably priced kind of property rights. Registering your trademarks will save you money in the event of a dispute, whether you are accused of infringement or accuse someone of infringing on your rights. If your rights are violated, it makes little difference who is ultimately correct; it will cost all sides money and other resources.
Improve your collaborations
Local partners in many countries, particularly in many Asian countries, require that your trademark be protected. Why? They are also committing money, resources, and their reputation to making your products available to their own customers and clients in their country. They are also subject to local drop and split if your trademark is not protected. Not defending your trademark communicates to the local partner that you are interested in protecting their interests. By protecting your trademark, you defend the interests of your local partners and, as a result, can attract far better partners.
Increase the worth of your brand
Trademark registration raises the value of your brand. Registered trademarks are one of three components that contribute to the ISO standard (10668:2010).
Makes Your Brand Stand Out
One of the most advantageous aspects of trademarking your brand is that it distinguishes it. The trademark will distinguish you from your competition.
If you have a logo or a term that is used to describe the product or service that your business sells, it will eventually become your identity.
People will begin to associate your brand with your trademark. This will set you apart from the competition in your industry of product or service.
When creating a trademark, the corporation should keep in mind that it should be memorable and appealing to its customers. Even your brand’s emblem might become a trademark.
Assists in Digital Marketing
In today’s world, the Internet has become a key tool. A company must have a digital presence in addition to a physical presence.
SEO, or search engine optimization, has become an important means for consumers to find what they are looking for online. This is why your firm needs a trademark so that people know to look for your brand name when they need a service or product from your company.
As more people seek your brand online, your website will receive more traffic, and your internet rankings will improve significantly.
It is just as crucial to have good online performance as it is to have good physical brand recognition.
Apostilles are required for some documents.
Some of the most typical documents that require an apostille are:
🔹 Birth certificates.
🔹 Death certificates
🔹 Documents from the court.
🔹 Notarial transactions
🔹 Administrative paperwork, etc.