Tel No. LB (+961) 9-622-426 / AE (+971) 4-335-5844

News & Media

Qatar Patent Grievances Committee Formed

Joseph G. (Aug 16, 2016)

Now that the Qatari Patent Office has been actively examining patent applications for the past several months and has even issued decisions on several applications, there is a need for applicants and interested parties to have a clear mechanism for appealing or opposing such decisions. As part of the country’s efforts in advancing its IP procurement, Qatar recently approved a draft decision on the formation of a Grievances Committee.

The Committee is to be headed by the Director of the Patent Office and its members will be composed of representatives from the Ministery of Economy and Commerce, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and Qatar Chamber of Commerce. The Committee’s main functions will include handling enforcement and litigations concerning registration of patents and compulsory licenses.


Other News

Increase in Official Fees for all IP in Kuwait
Nov 27, 2015

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait has announced verbally that the official fees for m...

Substantial Increase in Official Fees and Introduction of Online Publication in Bahrain
Aug 16, 2016

Pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 65 of 2016 approving the Implementing Regulations of the GCC Tra...

Kuwait Has Acceded to the Paris Convention
Sep 23, 2014

Kuwait has acceded to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property on September...

New Regulation on Payment of Patent Examination Fees in U.A.E
Oct 31, 2014

The U.A.E Patent Office has released a new regulation on the payment of examination fees. All exami...

Jordan Amends Patent Law
May 20, 2017

Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the amended Patent Law No. 16 and the amende...