According to recent reports, the Qatari trademark authorities have released a new circular on the deadline for paying fees to renew trademark registrations. The authorities appear to have advanced the deadline for paying the fees by one day. Like other Middle Eastern jurisdictions, the protection period for a trademark registration in Qatar begins from its application date, not registration date, and lasts for 10 years. Trademark registrants may renew this protection continuously for additional 10-year periods (ie, renewal terms) subject to:

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