Dubai Customs is welcoming registrations from companies with trademarks and is encouraging businesses to do so promptly to protect their intellectual property.
Yousuf Ozair, senior manager of the intellectual property rights department at Dubai Customs, said that 637 brands have registered trademarks with the authority so far this year, taking the total number of registrants above 60,000.
He added that the department has enacted legislation drafted in 2006 that sets out terms for the protection of intellectual property and recording trademarks.
"Law firms and brand owners have been officially informed about the regulations and documents required for filing a brand infringement complaint as well as the administrative fees for opening a brand monitoring file," said Mr Ozair.
Dubai Customs last month launched the Tarjim service, allowing clients to submit comments and complaints in up to nine languages.
Previously, the authority only accepted correspondence in Arabic and English, but Spanish, French, Chinese, Persian, Indian, Urdu and Russian are now also being processed.