Time frame to complete the process is 2 to 3 months.
Registered trademarks in the United Arab Emirates have a validity of ten (10) years from the application date and can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of ten (10) years.
The trademark renewal can be requested as early as twelve (12) months before the expiration date. It can also be requested during the grace period of three (3) months after expiration, upon payment of a late renewal fee.
Time frame to complete the process is 3 to 4 weeks
Registered copyright is valid for 50 years from the death of the author.
The protection will cover the signatory countries (member countries) of the Berne Convention. Bern Convention is an International Agreement governing copyright which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland in 1886. The UAE joined the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works on July 14, 2004.
Time frame to complete the process is 18 to 24 months.
Registered patent is valid for 20 years from the date of filing.
The UAE Operates under two (2) systems, the PCT system for domestic patents, and the GCC Patent system which provides a mechanism for regional filings of patent applications within GCC countries.
Applicants can also apply for a patent application at the GCC Patent Office. Once the patent has been accepted and granted, the applicant is eligible for patent protection across all the GCC States
Qatar issued Law no. 10 of 2020 on the Protection of Industrial Designs on April 19, 2020, and the implementing regulations are expected to be issued in the near future. Until then, protection could be sought out by publishing cautionary notices at regular intervals in local Qatari newspapers. Such notices could have legal value when submitted in court, in the event of infringement, thereby claiming ownership of the design and alerting third parties against further infringement.