Let us begin with understanding what is a trademark? A trademark can be defined as an intangible asset whose value increases as the consumer demand for the trademarked product increases. The importance of trademark is held in the exclusivity provided by it to a given product. Companies get the trademark registered for a product in order to be able to enjoy exclusive rights to sell it and have it identified and differentiated from other goods. A product or service with a trademark is perceived as more reliable and easy to advertise, promote or be marketed.
Let us further move on to understanding the process of trademark registration in Qatar. The trademark registration in Qatar can be simply done by submitting an application along with the company extract to the the Intellectual Property Department – Trademark Office at the Ministry of Economy. However, in case of a foreign company, the company extract needs to be certified.
The trademark registration holds a validity of 10 years which is further renewable. Just like product registration and trademark registration, you also need get your company registered if you plan to open a new company in Qatar. Product and Trademark registration is mainly done to get a legal authentication for the company under the Commercial Companies Law.
Product Registration in Qatar
It is highly recommended by the government to have trademark and product registration in Qatar for getting the legal benefits. Through ‘Product Registration in Qatar’, regulatory approval is received for distributing, marketing and selling the product; whereas, the ‘Trademark Registration in Qatar’ helps in securing a special sign exclusively for the company or for a particular product. Helpline Group is here through which products can be easily registered.
In Qatar, it is essential to get ‘Classification Certificate” as there are thousands of products in the country and through this certificate products are classified in a specified category. According to the ‘New Law’ introduced on 13 June 2016, a classification process is introduced for the entities transacting with Qatar. An online portal has been introduced in Qatar to bridge the gap between the government agencies and bidders (or companies) to maintain a transparency and fairness level in business competition. You can obtain a classification certificate from Qatar Ministry of Finance by Government Procurement Regulatory Department (GPRD).
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