Qatar: Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law Enter Into Force

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Qatar: Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law Enter Into Force

Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law entered into force in Qatar on July 5, 2018.  The long-awaited Implementing Regulations are expected to pave the way to a clearer patent procurement process.  The filing requirements are a legalized power of attorney and a copy of the international publication, with the international search report- if it is published.  The protection term is 20 years from the international filing date, and annuities must be paid on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant.  A grace period of six months for late payment is observed.

Source:  SABA IP