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Qatar

The State of Qatar is located halfway along the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. It borders the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the south, the United Ar::tb Emirates to the south-east and the Kingdom of Bahrain to the west.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Area 11,437 square kilometres
Capital Doha
Population 885,359 (approximately)
Language Arabic
English is also widely used

In September 1971, Qatar became an independent and sovereign state. Shortly afterwards, it became a member of the United Nations and the Arab League.
Trademarks are acceptable for registration in accordance with the Law No.3, of 1978.

The period of a trademark registration is ten years, renewable, for similar periods. The Trademark Law in Qatar allows a three-month grace period for late trademark renewals. However, such late trademark renewals are usually subjected to a late payment fine.

At present, there is no statutory law for the protection of patents and designs in Qatar. It is, however, advisable to publish Cautionary Notices in the local Arabic and English newspapers in order to protect owners' rights.

Trade Marks:

Law No. 9 of 2002 on Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs.

Patents Patents Regulation of the GCC (approved by the Supreme Council of the cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) 1992.
Designs Law No. 9 of 2002 on Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs.
Copyright Law No. 7 of 2002, on protection of Copyright and Related Rights.


FILING REQUIREMENTS


TRADE/SERVICE MARK REGISTRATION
  1. Power of Attorney signed by the trademark applicant and duly legalised up to the Qatar Embassy.
  2. A copy of the certificate or incorporation of the applicant company or an extract of the entry of the applicant in the Commercial Registry.
  3. A copy of the home certificate or registration, duly legalised up to the Qatar Embassy.
  4. Ten prints of the trademark identical to the one affixed on the application for registration.
  5. Full name & address of the applicant.
  6. Specification of goods & Classes to be covered and colours to be protected by the trademark.
PATENT REGISTRATION
  1. Power of Attorney signed by the applicant.
  2. A Certificate of registration accompanied with a copy of the letters of patent, patent specifications and drawings, sealed and signed by the Registrar, duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
DESIGN REGISTRATION
  1. Power of Attorney signed by the applicant.
  2. A Certified copy of the home or foreign registration signed by the applicant and duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
  3. Three copies of each drawing of the design.
RECORDAL OF RENEWAL
  1. Power of Attorney simply signed by the applicant.
  2. Form No. 2, completed and signed by the agent on behalf of the applicant.

RECORDAL OF AN ASSIGNMENT

  1. Power of Attorney signed by the Assignee.
  2. A Deed of Assignment form, signed by both the Assignor and the Assignee duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
     
RECORDAL OF CHANGE OF NAME/ADRESS
A letter signed by the registered owner on the letterhead of the company, showing the change of name/address, addressed to the Industrial Property, Ministry of Commerce, Bahrain OR
A Certificate of change of name or address duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
 
RECORDAL OF REGISTERED USER
  1. Power of Attorney signed by the Registered User.
  2. An Agreement of Registered User, together with the Declaration and the State of Case, signed by owners and duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
  3. A Statement from the Notary Public witnessing the signature and the sealing of the Agreement.
RECORDAL OF MERGER
  • Power of Attorney signed by the applicant.
  • A Certified copy of the merger document duly legalised up to the Bahrain Embassy or any other Arab Embassy in the country of the applicant.
 
 
         
 
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