Filing rules by country


Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Qatar. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Qatar
Filing Deadline30 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension6 months for claims and specification (Arabic translation of title and abstract are due at filing. Machine translation needed if using extension)
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 6 months from filing date (original required, notarized: No, legalized: Yes at a Qatari consulate or any Arab consulate)
General POA AcceptedNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingNo
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 6 months from filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes, if all formality requirements are met
Patent Prosecution HighwayNo

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