Welcome to AGIP Qatar Office

Summary

Qatar follows the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement, yet classes 1, 4 to 7, 10 to 14, 16 to 22, 29 and 31 are not granted entirely under the trademark law. Products covered by class 33 and alcoholic drinks and beverages in class 32 are not registrable. The law has been amended so that a separate application should be filed with respect to each class of goods or services.
The prints of a trademark originally in colors can be submitted in black and white, but should specify the colors to be claimed.

Once a trademark application is filed, the trademark is examined as to form and substance, as Qatar follows the anteriority examination system. Accepted trademark applications are published in the Official Gazette of Trademarks. Any interested party may, within 4 months from the date of publication, oppose the registration of a published trademark.

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Qatar has become a member of PCT on August 11, 2011.

Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office. It is a regional office for the GCC, which comprises the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait. Certificates of patents granted by the Office secure legal protection of the inventor's rights in all member states. 

The Qatar Patent Office has started accepting PCT national phase applications as of September 2012.

The official fees of national phase applications are the same fees of regular applications. The documents required at the time of filing are the patent text in English and Arabic in addition to the details of the PCT application.

The legalized Power of Attorney must be submitted within (3) three months from the application filing date with late filing fees.

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Industrial Designs Law No. 9 of 2002 was issued on June 8, 2002 and published in the Official Gazette in Qatar, but the Implementing Regulations have not yet been issued.

As there are no statutory design laws in force in Qatar, the only available means for protecting designs is publishing cautionary notices in Arabic and English in local newspapers.

Cautionary notices define the owner's interest in industrial property, announce the ownership thereto, and alert the public against any possible infringement. Such publication of notices could be of considerable assistance in case of litigation.

There is no standing regulation as to when a cautionary notice should be republished. A cautionary notice is not as effective as a registration and is not deposited with any government department. Consequently, republication of cautionary notices at reasonable intervals acts as a reminder to the public and helps ward off eventual ... More details

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The Qatari Copyright Law No. 25 of 1995 was issued on July 22, 1995 and published in the Official Gazette No. 14 dated August 12, 1995. The Implementing Regulations have not yet been issued; thus delaying the implementation of the law.

Currently, it is possible to deposit a copyright work with the Copyright Protection Office; however, it is not possible to settle the relevant fees and no filing certificate will be issued. The Copyright Protection Office will keep the application in its custody till the issuance of the Implementing Regulations of the law. In evidence of submitting a copyright work, the office will provide a letter stating that it received the work only.

Protection will be granted to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works whatever the value, kind or purpose or expression of the work is. Generally, the protection will be provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image or motion picture. It ... More details

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The Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.qa) in Qatar.

 
Second-Level Domains

.com.qa: commercial use

.net.qa:  Internet activities

.org.qa:   non-for-profit organizations

.edu.qa:   educational institutions

.gov.qa:   governmental entities

Special note: Upon registration of your domain name, our office shall charge for registration plus the upfront renewal fee ($120 registration + $215 renewal) totaling $335.

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