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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.


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