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

UAE Launching Online Trademark Filings
Nov 27, 2015

The Department of Trademarks in the Ministry of Economy issued a circular letter announcing that ne...

Increase in Publication Fees in Yemen
Aug 05, 2014

The Yemeni Ministry of Industry and Trade issued the Ministerial Decision No. 105 of the year 2014 ...

Tunisia Joins the International Trademark System
Oct 27, 2013

Tunisia's Minister of Industry Mehdi Jomâa and WIPO Director General Francis Gurry today hailed the...

Jordan joins TMview and DesignView
Apr 24, 2018

As of 23 April 2018 The Jordanian Industrial Property Protection Directorate under The Ministry of ...

Special IP Court Circuit Launched in the UAE Under Federal Courts
Mar 23, 2016

The Minister of Justice at the United Arab Emirates issued the Ministerial Resolution No. 137 for 2...