Intellectual Property Services in Qatar

What is Intellectual Property?

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.

Classification of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property has been distinguished into various categories, namely, Trademark, Patent, Design, Copyright and Domain Name.

1. Trademark

A trademark a recognizable design that identifies a product or service from others and is also known as service mark.

2. Patent

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.

3. Design

Logos, symbols, industrial designs, and designs of integrated circuits fall under the design category of intellectual property.

4. Copyright

A copyright is used to protect artistic or literary works.

5. Domain Name

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.

Domain Name Format

Any domain name that has to get registered needs to be clear with regard to the following:

  1. Special characters are not allowed as the first or last character
  2. The first character should be a letter
  3. It must not contain indecent, obscene words or phrases, or contrary to Qatari Law

Why Does a Business Need Intellectual Property Services?

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.

Documents Required for Registration of Intellectual Property in Qatar

Each type of intellectual property requires different types of documents for its registration process. Let’s see the essential documents required for each type.

Trademark in Qatar

  • Power of attorney legalized up to Qatar Consulate
  • An official document issued by Chamber of Commerce, extract of commercial register

Patent in Qatar

  • Power of attorney legalized up to Qatar Consulate
  • Specification and abstract of the invention
  • One set of drawing related to the invention

Design Registration in Qatar

  • Name, Address, Nationality, Nature of Business
  • Title of design
  • Particulars of the home registration
  • Description of design

Copyright in Qatar

  • Name of author or authors
  • Subject of work
  • Copies of work (5)
  • Detailed specification of the work done
  • Declaration of ownership
  • Approval by the department of the Ministry of Information
  • Provisions of Publication Law

Domain Name in Qatar

  • An application form needs to be submitted
  • Letter requesting domain name registration
  • Signed Power of Attorney (original is required by mail)

Renewal of Trademark in Qatar

The documents required for renewal of trademark in Qatar include:

  • Power of attorney legalized up to Qatar Consulate
  • Name, address, activity, and nationality of the applicant
  • The trademark number

Fees for Intellectual Property Registration in Qatar

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 ( for 1 year $159
Copyright $35
Patent filing fee $550
Patent examination fee $1,390

Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department

The department of IP Rights in Qatar is responsible for various tasks. Some of them are:

  • Tackling any IP infringement in case it occurs
  • Reviewing the literary works, performances, recordings, etc.
  • Processing patent registrations and requests
  • Regulating the use of trademarks
  • Looking into the matters of international agreements and protection

Benefits of Availing Intellectual Property Rights

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:

  • It protects the company creations from competitors
  • A company legally possesses right on its intangible assets
  • IP also increases the goodwill of the company
  • It becomes easier to acquire market share
  • IP helps in brand building
  • The creative thoughts can be monetized and used to enhance growth

Who We Are

Business Setup Worldwide is a global business consulting firm that helps businesses to establish themselves at a cross-country level. We help our clients to transform their dream business into reality. We provide a wide range of business setup solutions that are essential to establish any business foundation. Be it any nature of business or size, we help them to grow at an international level. Our business experts take care of different domains ranging from incorporation process to financial aspects and tax advisory services.

Why Us?

At Business Setup Worldwide, we not only seek to develop any business from the foundation but also help in clearing the legal proceedings that is a must for any business. Establishing a company in Qatar is not an easy task as the legal procedures and taxation rules vary with company structure. Our team comprises business experts from Qatar to ease out this complex establishment procedure. We have a wide range of satisfied clients globally who have successfully established their businesses on the international front.


Which department in Qatar is responsible for intellectual property rights?

The Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department.

What is a patent right?

These are legitimate rights attached to certain innovations.

What is the grace period for intellectual property renewal?

6 months.

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