World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Qatar

The Middle East has become an increasingly attractive destination for brand owners looking to expand their global reach and WTR has increased its coverage of the region as a result, with Qatar included in the guide for the first time this year. The Gulf’s smallest nation is also one of...

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The Middle East has become an increasingly attractive destination for brand owners looking to expand their global reach and WTR has increased its coverage of the region as a result, with Qatar included in the guide for the first time this year. The Gulf’s smallest nation is also one of the richest countries in the world and is set to host one of 2022’s biggest events – the FIFA World Cup. While this has caused a flurry of trademark activity, which has been met with much enthusiasm, Qatar has been making efforts to create a favourable environment for rights holders for the past decade. The headlines include a new industrial designs law, which should further align the local regime with international best practices. There has also been movement regarding foreign investment: recent legislation now permits 100% foreign ownership in certain business sectors, which should make for a more dynamic landscape and exciting new branding opportunities.

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