Patent Requirements for PCT and National Patent Applications:

A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Qatari Consulate.

An extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association or Certificate fIncorporation duly legalized up to a Qatari consulate abroad, if the applicant is a company or body corporate.

Three copies of the complete English specifications and claims together with its Arabic translation.

Three copies of the abstract of the invention of the invention (patent) in English and Arabic

One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if any.

An abstract of the invention of no more than 200 words, together with the best explanatory diagram.

A deed of assignment signed by the inventor, if the applicant is not the inventor, duly legalized up to a Qatari insulate abroad.

A certified copy of the application giving the filing date, number and country if the application is to be filed with a priority claim (which is not required for PCT Application and only needed for national patent applications).

Full details of corresponding application of the patent filed in other countries.


Please note that the documents in item (3, 4, 5 and 6) should be submitted at the patent office on the filing date of the application, while documents in items (1, 2, 7 and 8) can be submitted within six months (strictly non-extendible) days from the filing date of the Patent Application.

FOR PCT applications entering the national phase in the Qatar, a copy of the PCT international publication search and examination reports must be submitted with the application.

It is worth mentioning that the filing, publication and technical examination should be paid within three (3) months as from the filing date of the patent applications.

According to the Qatari Patent Law, annual maintenance fees are due on the anniversary of the International filing date for national phase of PCT applications and on the anniversary of the national filing date for non-PCT applications (including both priority and non-priority applications).

Request for substantial examination is obligatory.

It is possible for the applicant to submit a request for amendment of the technical indications provided it such an amendment maintains the subject of the patent.