Intellectual Property Services in Qatar

Located at the Arabian Peninsula, and bordered by Bahrain, Iran, and the UAE, Qatar stands on its own as a business gate for international investors and foreign business professionals. Incorporation of a company in Qatar turns out to be a favorable choice as it provides multiple gateways to originate and expand one’s business. After company incorporation, one of the most important steps that need to be taken for business is Intellectual Property Services. If you are planning to invest in Qatar, or already have an establishment, availing the IP Services is a must. This piece of article will give you a clear idea of what IP is all about and the necessary steps that you need to take in order to avail them.

What Is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property refers to the protection of human ideas and creation. In the corporate world, we see that every company has got different logos, trading methods, business ideas etc. which turns out to be unique from its competitors. These creations are to be protected to avoid any kind of duplication or misuse and for the betterment of the business entity which gives the right to Intellectual Property.

Categorization of IP

Intellectual property has been categorized differently for different business needs:

1. Trademark

It serves as a mark, design that helps in the identification of a product. When used for services, they are referred to as service marks.

2. Patent

It serves as an authority or a license to use an idea or creation for a limited period.

3. Design

It is related to logos, symbols, and designs of integrated services for a business entity.

4. Copyright

It is used to protect literary, artistic works.

5. Domain Name

It is related to the protection of the domain name under which a business entity s registered.

Why Does a Business Need Intellectual Property Services?

A business entity deals with numerous creative activities. Be it design or trade secrets, they turn out to be highly confidential and need to be protected. Maintaining them is extremely important as leakage of any such information can completely wipe out a business entity from the competitive market.

Intellectual Property in Qatar

Since Qatar serves as a platform to multiple businesses off different nature, the Intellectual Property Department of Qatar is responsible for various tasks that include:

  • Tracking IP Infringement
  • Reviewing the artistic works and the licenses it holds
  • Processing patent requests
  • Protection of property rights
  • Tracking the international agreements

Now, let’s have a look at the documentation process for registering intellectual property in Qatar…

Documents Required for IP Services in Qatar

The registration of IP services differs depending upon each type. Let’s have a look at the documents required for each of the categories.

Trademark in Qatar

  • Power of Attorney legalized up to Qatari Consulate
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation
  • Five prints of the trademark
  • List of goods to be covered
  • Name of the business, nationality, and legal status of the applicant

Patent in Qatar

  • Power of Attorney legalized up to Qatari Consulate
  • Certified copy of the extract of entry of the applicant in the Commercial Registrar
  • Necessary design abstract, drawings
  • Certified copy of the original application

Design Registration in Qatar

  • Name, address, the nationality of business
  • Title of design
  • Particulars of the home registration
  • Description of design

Copyright Registration in Qatar

  • Name of the author
  • Subject copy of the work
  • Five copies of the work
  • Detailed specification of the work
  • A written declaration of the work
  • A written description specifying the manner in which they choose to publish the work
  • Approval of the work by the Ministry

Domain Name Registration in Qatar

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • A duly filled application form for domain name
  • Letter requesting domain name registration
  • Signed Power of Attorney

Fees Required for Availing IP in Qatar

Now, let’s have a look at the fees that you require to pay in order to avail the above-mentioned services.

Intellectual Property Type

Fee

Trademark Search - First Class

$110

Trademark Application - First Class

$990

Trademark Search - Additional Class

$100

Trademark Application - Additional Class

$990

Domain Name Registration for 1 year (.qa)

$48

Domain Name Registration for 1 year (.com.qa)

$159

Copyright Fee

$35

Patent Filing Fee

$550

Patent Examination Fee

$1390

 

Benefits of Availing IP Services

  • Protects the company creations
  • Company possess the right to alter the creations
  • Distinguishes a company from its competitors
  • Creates a brand value
  • IPs can be monetized at any business point
  • Can be used to leverage the business potential

Our IP Services

At Commitbiz, we provide the following intellectual property services:

  • Registration process across all IP domains
  • Monitoring services to identify duplication or similar marks
  • Advising on all domains of IP
  • Patent and petty registration
  • Domain name registration
  • Renewal of IP licenses
  • Resolving existing IP disputes

Why Us?

Commitbiz has been a leading firm in the world of business consultants in UAE. With a team of experts, we help our clients to deal with company incorporation process, along with IP, Accounting, Taxation, Legal, Visa services etc. Our experts undergo the process of understanding your business and accordingly provide tailored solutions. To know more, contact us – we’d be happy to assist.