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Qatar Trademark Registration 

 
Attorneys - Qatar
 
Welcome:

My name is Hussain Al Obaidly and I'm the representative Attorney in Qatar.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
 
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A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Qatar through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 14 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Qatar, do I have protection in other territories?

    A trademark registration in Qatar extends to its borders.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney is necessary.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?
    • Use may demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • Use may help overcome an objection on the ground of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    The Trade Mark Law provides that a trademark may be removed from the register if it has not been used by the proprietor or a licensee in a period of five consecutive years, without specifying the date of commencement of the relevant period.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Qatar?
    • words
    • names
    • devices
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • colors
    • slogans
    • trade dress/get-up
    • holograms
    • collective marks
    • certification marks
    • well-known marks
    • service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Qatar?

    The order of the application process is examination, publication, and registration.

  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • generic terms
    • geographic location names
    • non-distinctive trademarks
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions or international organizations
    • marks identical with or similar to symbols of a religious character
    • a mark that consists of the picture or emblem of a third party without authorization or consent
    • symbols that are identical with or similar to the Red Crescent or Red Cross and other similar symbols
    • indications of honorary distinctions to which the applicant cannot prove that he is legally entitled
    • marks belonging to the natural or legal persons or States
    • marks that the Boycott of Israel Office has decided are similar to an Israeli mark, symbol or emblem

     

  • Does Qatar use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Qatar uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Qatar?

    The Community Trademark is not effective in Qatar since this jurisdiction is not part of the European Union.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Qatar?
    • If an applicant's home country is a signatory to the Paris Convention.
    • If the home application was filed within six months preceding the application in Qatar.
    • If an applicant's home country is a member of the World Trade Organization.
    • If an applicant's home country is a member of the Andean Community.
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A registered trademark must be used within 5 consecutive years.

     

    The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in this jurisdiction.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Use of an unregistered mark for any goods or services is legal.


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