Qatar

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered.  However, 
Class 33 goods are NOT registerable, and neither are alcoholic beverages and drinks covered in Class 32. 
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.  However, the cancellation action for non-use of a registered trademark cannot be accepted unless the owner of a trademark is given a 1 month notice that his trademark is subject to cancellation for non-use. 

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

PCT national phase

Substantive with or without priority claim

Designation in Gulf Co-operation Council patent

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annuities are payable annually on each anniversary of the effective filing date, beginning on the first anniversary (second annuity)
DESIGN INFORMATION  
  Industrial Designs Law No. 9 of 2002 was issued on 8th June 2002 and published in the Official Gazette in Qatar, but the Implementing Regulations have not yet been issued.  Therefore, currently the only available means for "protecting" designs in Qatar is by periodically publishing cautionary notices in the Arabic and English languages in local newspapers, so as to alert third parties to the existence of corresponding rights.
  Please contact us for further information.