Three-dimensional marks are capable of trademark registration in Dubai

The Dubai Court of Appeal has held that three-dimensional shapes are capable of trademark registration and that Honda Motors Co Ltd’s registration for the shape of its distinctive multipurpose engine had been infringed. The court appointed both a trademark and an industrial design expert to show the difference between shape marks and industrial designs. The court found that the shape of the engine, as a three-dimensional trademark, fell within the definition of a ‘trademark’ in the UAE Trademark Law (37/1992) and was thus capable of registration and protection as a trademark.

01/30/2009 | Trade Mark