Union européenne
Émirats arabes unis
Marques de fabrique ou de commerce
11. Please explain what the requirements of use are, if any, as a condition for a trademark registration. Please explain the definition of use and the conditions of maintenance of a registration in that respect.
Article 22 of the Trademarks Law allows the court to decide on the deletion of the registration of a trademark if it was determined that the mark has not been used effectively during five years unless the owner justifies the non-use of the trademark. The amendment of this article will further clarify this situation by adding that the non-use of the trademark should not be a reason of the deletion if it is outside of the power and the will of the owner.