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