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Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.) Department of economic development (DED) License A Limited Liability Company can be formed by a minimum of two and a maximum of fifty shareholders whose liability is limited to their shares in the company’s capital. Under the Commercial Companies Law or CCL (Federal Law No. 8 of 1984 Concerning Commercial Companies as amended by Federal Law No 1 of 1984 and Federal Law No 13 of 1988, Federal Law No. 15 of 1998), foreign investors are permitted to hold up to 49 % equity ownership in UAE companies, whereas 51 % of the equity must be owned by UAE National(s). Such companies are recognized as offering a suitable structure for foreign individuals or organizations interested in developing a long term relationship with the local business community.

The minimum equity participation by UAE national is 51%. Capital required to form a limited liability company in Dubai is AED 300,000 (US$ 81,744) contributed in cash or in kind. The capital shall not be less than three hundred thousand dirham’s divided into equal shares the value of each not less than thousand dirham’s. However, in other Emirates viz., Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah etc., the capital requirement is AED 150,000 (US$ 40,872). Profit or loss distribution can be prescribed and responsibility of management of an LLC can be vested in the foreign or national partners or third party. The shares of such company are not open for subscription by the public and they do not issue negotiable shares.

  • Select a commercial name for the company and have it approved by the Licensing Department of the Economic Department.
  • Get initial approval for the activity from Economic Department.
  • Draw up the company’s Memorandum of Association and have it notarized by a Notary Public in the Dubai Courts.
  • Seek approval from the Department of Economic Development and apply for entry in the Commercial Register.
  • Once approval is granted, the company will be entered in the Commercial Register and have its Memorandum of Association published in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s Bulletin. The license will then be issued by the Department of Economic Development.
  • The company should then be registered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • 1. Research existing trademarks: The first step is to make sure that the trademark you’re interested in isn’t already in use. It’s normally easiest to start with a simple online search, although there are some specialist tools like Macaria, WIPO and Trademark Engine which can also help. Once you’re confident that the trademark isn’t already in use, you can then begin the application process.
  • Once you’re confident that the trademark isn’t already in use, you can then begin the application process.
  • 2. Download and fill in your application form: The UAE Ministry of Economy deals with trademark applications. You can begin the process online at their e-services site here. To complete the trademark application, you will need your trademark itself, as well as the following paperwork:

    sample of trademark design (brand name)

    power of attorney

    trading license

    ID or passport of person who will sign application

    list of goods and services to be protected

    contact details of applicant

  • 3. Fee payment: Once you have compiled these documents, you will need to make your trademark payment fee. This can be done online as part of the e-services process. Payment per trademark depends on a number of factors, but costs around USD 3,780 all in. The cost of an individual trademark is USD 3,600, plus an additional registration fee of around USD 180. If you require any legal costs or translation fees, don’t forget to include these in your budget.
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  • 4. Ministry of Economy review: The Ministry of Economy will then review your application. If there are any problems, you may receive a rejection. You have the right to appeal, or to modify your application as required. Assuming everything in your application is correct and there are no issues, you will normally receive approval within 30 days. A UAE company set-up partner can help ensure that your application will contain all the correct information, so you don’t risk a rejection.
  • 5. Publishing of your application in two national newspapers: Next up, you must pay the ministry to publish the announcement of your application in two Arabic newspapers in the UAE. If a member of the public has an objection to your application, they then have 30 days to register an objection, and the Ministry will then review the objection and either reject it or notify you.
  • 6. Registration: Assuming there have been no obstacles, you will then receive a certificate of your trademark registration in the UAE. The certificate will include your registration number, the date of application and registration, the trade name and the business owner’s name, your trademark and a description of the products, goods and services that come under it.
  • Once registered, your trademark will be valid for 10 years & after that you need to pay a fee to keep the trademark.

Professional License

Department of economic development (DED) License. Under Commercial Companies Act Number 8 of 1984 and Ministerial Decision Number 69 of 1989, a branch office of a foreign company does not have a separate entity. It merely represents the parent company and carries on business under its name. Usually, a branch office may promote and market the products of the parent company, enter into transactions and conclude agreements in the name of the parent company, and offer services to its customers.

Branch & Representative Setup

Department of economic development (DED) License

Under Commercial Companies Act Number 8 of 1984 and Ministerial Decision Number 69 of 1989, a branch office of a foreign company does not have a separate entity. It merely represents the parent company and carries on business under its name. Usually, a branch office may promote and market the products of the parent company, enter into transactions and conclude agreements in the name of the parent company, and offer services to its customers.

With the exception of foreign companies licensed to operate from the free zone in the UAE, a foreign company may carry on its main activity or business in the UAE or establish an office or branch after a license is issued by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. The license specifies the object or objects which the company is permitted to carry on. For the license to be granted the company must appoint a UAE national or a corporate body, the partners or shareholders of which are all UAE nationals, as agent of the company (a term which, under the Commercial Companies Act, does not include commercial agency). The duties of such agent to the company and third parties are limited to rendering the service necessary to the company without undertaking financial liability in respect of the business or activity of the company in the UAE or abroad; the agent is not entitled to claim any rights or authority in the business of the company. His rights in consideration of his services are determined by agreement.

The applications to set up a branch in the UAE must contain the trade name, legal form, address of headquarters of the foreign company and the country where it carries its activities, nature of activity intended to be exercised in the UAE, name of national agent (if the agent is a legal entity, then its legal form), capital, names of partners, their nationality, and addresses.

  • 1) Certificates of registration of the foreign company.
  • 2) Resolution adopted by the authorized body in the parent company to setup a branch in the UAE.
  • 3) Power of Attorney for the company’s representative who submits the application.
  • 4) Original copy of the articles of association of the parent company, legalized by the competent authorities.
  • 5) Balance sheet of the parent company for the last two fiscal years and auditor’s report.
  • 6) Notarized copy of agreement between the parent company and the agent.

Establishment by GCC citizen

Department of economic development (DED) License

The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain) signed the United Economic Agreement in Riyadh on 7th June 1981, with a view to coordinate and unify economic, financial, monetary, commercial and industrial legislations and UAE endorsed this agreement in 1982.

It is conditional as per the Federal Law No. 2 of 1989 concerning permitting the GCC citizen to conduct a business operation in UAE that the investor should be a natural person residing in UAE and practice the required activity by himself and have a license to practice the activity in his country of origin. Procedure overview of llc establishment.

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