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Qatar Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Qatar Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

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Qatar Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
4 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years preceding the date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of the certificate of incorporation
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• POA and Certificate of Incorporation must be submitted at the time of filing
• Priority document may be submitted within 6 months from date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register or any other document evidencing this change, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Copy of certificate of incorporation of assignee
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Copy of certificate of incorporation of licensee
What you need to know
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only