Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are seven types of intellectual property, and some countries recognize more than that. Intellectual property rights include patents, copyright, industrial design rights, trademarks, geographical indications, and trade secrets.
The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a wide variety of intellectual goods. To achieve this, the law gives people and businesses property rights to the information and intellectual goods they create, usually for a limited period of time. This gives economic incentive for their creation because it allows people to profit from the information and intellectual goods they create. These economic incentives are expected to stimulate innovation and contribute to the technological progress of countries, which depends on the extent of protection granted to innovators.
Details of Major IPs
Businesses and innovators need easy, cost-effective ways to protect their inventions, their brands, and their designs in multiple countries. Maramiya IP offers a range of services for protecting intellectual property (IP) in Qatar and outside.
A copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Copyright may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms, or “works”. Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.
An industrial design right (sometimes called “design right” or design patent) protects the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian. An industrial design consists of the creation of a shape, configuration or composition of pattern or colour, or combination of pattern and colour in three-dimensional form containing aesthetic value. An industrial design can be a two- or three-dimensional pattern used to produce a product, industrial commodity or handicraft. Generally speaking, it is what makes a product look appealing, and as such, it increases the commercial value of goods.
A trademark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which distinguishes products or services of a particular trader from similar products or services of other traders.
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors and customers. There is no formal government protection granted; each business must take measures to guard its own trade secrets.
A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin. The use of a geographical indication, as an indication of the product’s source, acts as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods or enjoys a good reputation due to its geographical origin.
What is the Significance of Intellectual Property Service?
While it is difficult to determine the exact scope and extent of the problem, every indication is that copyright piracy, trademark counterfeiting, and patent infringement have become significant problems in the business community in general, including small businesses. Certainly, any small business that exports its IP protected products abroad or sources its products or parts overseas must take into account the potential for rampant IP theft in many countries. The intellectual property system helps strike a balance between the interests of innovators and the public interest, providing an environment in which creativity and invention can flourish, for the benefit of all.
Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without the protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result. Benefits of registering an intellectual property are as follows.
• It protects the company creations from competitors
• A company legally possesses right on its intangible assets
• IP also increases the goodwill of the company
• It becomes easier to acquire market share
• IP helps in brand building
• The creative thoughts can be monetized and used to enhance growth
Intellectual Property Registration in Qatar
Intellectual Property registration in each segment needs a variety of documents and procedures for the registration process. Here, we make clear who we are, and how we can help you for intellectual property registration in Qatar.
The department of IP Rights in Qatar gives various services as follows:
Tackling any IP infringement in case it occurs
Reviewing the literary works, performances, recordings, etc.
Processing patent registrations and requests
Regulating the use of trademarks
Looking into the matters of international agreements and protection
Documents Required for Various IP Services in Qatar
Power of attorney legalised by the Qatari Consulate.
Certified copy of the extract of the entry of the applicant in the Commercial Register.
Abstract, specifications, drawings, and claims.
Deed of assignment signed by both parties legalised by the Qatari Consulate if the applicant is not the inventor.
Power of attorney legalised by the Qatari Consulate or any Arab Consulate.
An official document issued by Chamber of Commerce, extract of commercial register
Certified copy of the priority document legalised by the Qatari Consulate, if claimed.
Name, Address, Nationality, Nature of Business
Title of design
Particulars of the home registration
Description of design
Power of attorney legalised by the Qatari Consulate.
A written declaration of the ownership of the work by the author or authors no less than 4 lines and not exceeding 6 lines.
Copy of the applicant’s ID if he is an individual or copy of the certificate of incorporation if the applicant is a company.
Copy of the work.
Domain Name Registration
Letter requesting domain name registration
Signed Power of Attorney (original is required by mail)
The applicant should submit, by mail or fax, a letter requesting the required domain names and it must be on the applicant’s letterhead.
Renewal of Trademark
Power of attorney legalized by the Qatar Consulate
Name, address, activity, and nationality of the applicant
Existing trademark number
How Maramiya (IP) Can Help You
Maramiya (IP) Services is an Intellectual property (IP) protection company that provides a full range of IP management & enforcement services throughout the Middle East and all across the Globe, headquartered at Doha – Qatar, the country having highest per capita income in the world and the designated host for FIFA 2022.
A well experienced professional team of MARAMIYA provides its excellent services in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India and China and across the world by its vast networks in the field of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement.MARAMIYA deals with both domestic and international IP works, bringing quality services directly to our clients, where ever they are. You can contact experts from Marmaiya IP for any of the services related to intellectual property.