Trademark Registration in Qatar
A trademark is an essential entity for any product or service to be identified. Legal actions could be move forwarded against trademark infringement. A trademark could be a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, colour, phrase, shape, signature, letters, slogans, surname, packaging or a combination of these elements. These give a company, brand or individual unique identity. People often get confused with Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents. Although three of them are used to safeguard intellectual property rights they differ in their purposes. A Copyright is actually used to protect an original artistic or literary work. A Patent is something that protects an invention while a Trademark protects brand names and logos used on goods and services.
Trademark Registration in Qatar could be done through the Ministry of Economy and Commerce by submitting the required documents. If you claim to be the owner of a trademark then you have to submit the application mentioning the related goods and services associated with the company. The TM mark can be used along with the trademark once the trademark application is filed with the Government.
Usually, the followings steps are to be followed in order to complete the process.
- Sticking the trademark on the application with name, title, profession, nationality and residence of the applicant
- Specifying the goods and products subject of registration, in addition to their category
- Specifying the entity that will use the trademark
- Specifying the domicile and signing the application
- Paying the fee as per the norms
Once your trademark is registered you will enjoy immense benefits nationwide. It gives you exclusive right and protection over your trademark and can even take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission. You could also file a complaint against third parties who uses identical or similar trademarks for their products. By having complete authority over your registered trademark, you can even request the local customs services to take action against the importation or exportation of goods with a similar trademark.
Helpline group can work on behalf of you to get your application get approved and get published in the Industrial Property Gazette which is issued regularly. Every step is completed with the utmost care and you are able to use ® Symbol that shows that your trademark is registered and is enforceable by law afterwards.