Qatar Issues New Regulations Relating to Patent Official Fees
Pursuant to the Ministerial Decision No. 410 of 2014 dated 02 December 2014, the Intellectual Property Office in Qatar have issued an official notification stipulating that any accumulated annuities, filing fees and substantive examination fees related to patent applications filed before 12 January 2015 must be paid before 31 July 2015.
For new patent applications, in addition to the filling fees, the 2nd annuity fees and, if due, the 3rd annuity fees will be payable on filing the applications.
According to IPO, the substantive examination fees must be settled within six months from the date of filing in Qatar.