P.C.T.: welcome Qatar !

On 3 May 2011, Qatar deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty); from 3 August 2011 Qatar became a PCT contracting state.

Accordingly, it is possible to designate Qatar in any international patent application filed on or after as of 3 August 2011.

However, the Qatari Patent Office will be ready to receive national phase applications starting from middle October 2011.

The official fees and date of annuity have not yet be decided.