United Arab Emirates patents

UAE boasts one of the highest GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) per capita figures globally. This indicates a high standard of living and strong consumer purchasing power, which can make it an attractive market for patented products and technologies. 

Additionally to this, the consistent and impressive economic growth, with only brief periods of recession, provides a stable and thriving market for innovative products and technologies. This economic stability reduces the risks associated with any patent investments.

With its prosperous economy, the UAE presents significant market potential for patented inventions. Patent holders can tap into a financially capable and growing consumer base, potentially leading to substantial returns on investment.

If you need us to review your  international patent strategy, do not hesitate to contact us!.

Why choose us

  • Quality service: Patentarea.com is characterized by providing services with the highest quality standards. Our services are carried out by attorneys and engineers specialized in intellectual property in order to ensure quality and that all the legal requirements are covered.
  • Experience: We have more than 20 years of experience providing large companies, law firms and inventors, international design and patent application services in almost every country.
  • Personalized communications: All communications between our clients and Patentarea.com are managed by dedicated account executives and saved on our confidential and secure  platform.
  • Competitive prices and no hidden fees: We offer competitive prices and inform of any possible additional cost timely and in advance.

How to apply


Prepare the patent specifications. We can assist you with this also.


Request a quotation for the patent filing.


Payment of the patent filing service.


Assigned attorney review and prepare the forms.


Patent application filed and reported to you.

General information

Invention patent

Design patent

Filling timelines

The time limit for the PCT national phase entry in UAE is 30 months from the earliest date of priority and 12 months for Direct Paris Route application.

The time limit for filing a design is 6 months from the earliest date of priority.

Required documents

Signed POA, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable. Legalization of documents may be required.

Signed POA, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable. A drawing set of the different views of the design. Legalization of documents may be required.

Examination stage

The substantive examination must be requested once the formal examination has been finalized. Applicant will have 3 months for paying the official fees once the official notification is issued. 

The patent office will review if the design application meets all formalities and registrability. No examination fees must be paid. If the application is accepted to registration, the certificate of registration will be issued.


No official fee must be paid once the patent has been accepted a registration. However, maintenance fees must be paid during the pendency of the patent application. The Patent term is 20 years. 

No granting fee must be paid, once the design has been accepted a certificate of registration will be issued. The “Maintenance” fees must be paid each year from the filing date of the application and the patent term of the design is 10 years.

Our services


International patent filing (any country)

We have more than 20 years of experience filing and handling patent applications in almost every country. With us you will find a centralized and cost-effective filing of your international applications, allowing you to focus on the invention and the business side of your project.


Portfolio management

We are an excellent solution for law firms and experience IP attorneys that need assistance with an experienced company for management and prosecution of large portfolios, with a portfolio of more than 2200 patents, we will provide an easy and fast reporting, files and documents up to date and timely next tasks notifications.


Analytic services

In Patentarea we also have plenty of experience providing analityc services like Patentability searchs, freedom to operate analysis, and patent valuation reports.


Patent drafting

If you need assistance with a quick and cost-effective patent draft for your clients, or if you are protecting your invention for the first time, we will gladly assist you with this also.


Other Patent Services

We can also assist with any other service like assignments, renewal, licensing agreements and more. Just contact us.


How long can it take a patent in the UAE to be issued?

A standard patent application process in UAE can take between 3 and 4 years from the filing date. 

Can a UAE patent application be restored after abandonment?

Yes, a patent application that has been abandoned, it can be restored by filing a request for restoration within the regarding deadline and paying the regarding fees. If you have a patent lapsed, do not hesitate and contact us to review your case in detail.

Why Patentarea.com?

We have a team of patent attorneys and engineers, with years of experience making patent searches, filing patent applications and following up on the patent process in more than 30 countries, which allows us to assure you:
-Competent professionals will perform all the necessary procedures for filing and following up your patent application.
-You will receive timely information regarding updates for the application process.
-If objections or rejections arise in the patent application process, knowledgeable attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action.
-All information provided to us will be kept in absolute confidentiality. Before entering any business relationship we electronically sign a confidentiality agreement with you that protects your interests (View our confidentiality agreement).

Who will be in charge of my application?

In countries where services are offered, Patentarea.com relies on teams of recognized and experienced patent attorneys, allowing us to assure a high-quality service.
To learn about the attorney directly in charge of your request select the link “Attorney in charge” located on the toolbar or in the “About Us” section.


Patent in UAE

Patent Services in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

We offer an extensive variety of services oriented to the analysis and protection of the inventions of our clients. If you need guidance for your patent filing or your National Phases in UAE do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Patent drafts

    We can prepare the patent draft if you required.

  • Local Filing

    File your local application in United Arab Emirates.

  • National Phases

    Have your different patent applications centralized.

Design Services in UAE

If your company or you as a sole inventor are launching a new product in UAE, it is always recommendable to apply for an industrial design protection.  Consider that a design patent granted will protect the aesthetic aspects of your new product preventing unauthorized copying or imitation by others, also will add value to your product and company.

  • Design drawings

    We offer professional drawings services in order to allow the applicant a proper filing

  • Design Search

    We offer international design search and analysis services.

  • Design Applications

    We will file yout design in almost any country you need.

Faqs Patent requirements