Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the intangible assets that act as a face of any organization. Creativity takes an active participation when it comes to dealing with intellectual properties. These properties are intangible and could be symbols, logos, designs, and literary works etc. that are actually human-mind inceptions. They are used in the business front to distinguish themselves or stand-out from the crowd or among competitors.
Intellectual property has been distinguished into various categories, namely, Trademark, Patent, Design, Copyright and Domain Name.
A trademark a recognizable design that identifies a product or service from others and is also known as service mark.
A patent is an authority or license for a right provided for a limited duration, and is mainly related towards the invention of a new product or service.
Logos, symbols, industrial designs, and designs of integrated circuits fall under the design category of intellectual property.
A copyright is used to protect artistic or literary works.
Under this intellectual property, the domain name of any company or business is protected. No two businesses can possess the same domain name in the world of today’s online business.
Any domain name that has to get registered needs to be clear with regard to the following:
Intellectual assets possessed by any organization speaks on their behalf. They come in the front-end while dealing with the ultimate customers and enhances in brand building. A customer is able to identify the company just by having a look at the symbol or logo. This acknowledgment is essential for a company and in order to maintain this, the intangible assets are to be protected so that they can’t be used or manipulated by any competitor. So, in order to possess a legal right upon the company creations, intellectual property services are to be availed.
Each type of intellectual property requires different types of documents for its registration process. Let’s see the essential documents required for each type.
The documents required for renewal of trademark in Qatar include:
The fee for registration of each of the intellectual property type is as follows:
|Intellectual Property Type||Fees|
|Trademark Search (First class)||$110|
|Trademark Search (Additional Class)||$100|
|Trademark Application (First Class)||$990|
|Trademark Application (Additional Class)||$990|
|Domain Registration (.qa) for 1 year||$48|
|Domain Registration (.com.qa) for 1 year||$159|
|Patent filing fee||$550|
|Patent examination fee||$1,390|
The department of IP Rights in Qatar is responsible for various tasks. Some of them are:
Holding an intellectual or intangible asset increases the value of a business. Intellectual property comes with benefits. Let’s have a glance at some of them:
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