Qatar

Qatar

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
4 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of the certificate of incorporation
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA and certificate of incorporation may be submitted within two months from filing date
  • Priority document may be submitted within 6 months from filing date
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not available at this time
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications will be published upon grant in the official gazette
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from announcement
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)

Qatar issued Law no. 10 of 2020 on the Protection of Industrial Designs on April 19, 2020, and the implementing regulations are expected to be issued in the near future. Until then, protection could be sought out by publishing cautionary notices at regular intervals in local Qatari newspapers. Such notices could have legal value when submitted in court, in the event of infringement, thereby claiming ownership of the design and alerting third parties against further infringement.

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Berne Convention, Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Budapest Treaty, GCC Patent Law, Patent Cooperation Treaty

Gridco Building, C Ring Road Doha, Qatar

P.O. Box 14035 

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T. +974 44 42 3992
F. +974 44 32 4106
E. qatar@sabaip.com
Office Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.