A trademark grants its owner the exclusive right to use it to recognize and distinguish its goods or services from those of others. The owner of a trademark can also license its use to a third party in exchange for a fee. The trademark is also an important tool to endorse, publicize and market products or services.
The trademark certificate is valid for 10 years from the issued date and can be renewed for another 10 years. The trademark certificate is quite important within Qatar.
Types of Trademarks
Registration of Trademark is by submitting an application along with a company extract to the Intellectual Property Department - Trademark Office at the Ministry of Economy. If it is a foreign company, the extract should be certified.
Patent registration is a document, issued by a patent registration office that describes the invention and produces a legal right in favor of the patentee, enabling him to exploit the same. The government will protect the patent for twenty years, giving the owner the exclusive rights. The registration patent certificate is also legally important in Qatar. A patent is given to a product or a process, but first, it must meet several conditions:
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