This is to advise that as of the beginning of February 2015, the Qatari Patent Office (QPTO) has begun sending notices to collect official fees for applications filed prior to the government’s decision on the tax amounts for the following official fees:
- Filing fees;
- Due annuities, and
- Examination fees.
The deadline to settle the fees is 12 March 2015. Failing to do so will result in the application lapsing.
Please note that even if the applicant is no longer interested in pursuing an application, the official filing fees must be paid to the QPTO; it is the responsibility of the applicant or his representative to adhere to this requirement.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected].