Qatar approved the Industrial Designs Draft Law along with its Implementing Regulations on March 15, 2017. The draft is expected to repeal Law no. 9 on Trademarks, Trade Names, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Designs that was issued in 2002.

It is worth noting that with the advent of Qatar’s validation of the unified Gulf Cooperation Council Trademarks Law that only concerns trademarks and geographical indications, the new draft Law will offer a more comprehensive protection for designs.

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