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Apply to Oppose Patent Publishing

  • Fees- QR100
  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee


Individuals and businesses may submit a request to the Intellectual Property Protection Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) to oppose publishing a patent.

Online Instructions

  • Log in to the Investor Services, entering the username and password.
  • Choose “Apply to Oppose Patent Publishing” service from the “Chartered Accountants Services” list.
  • Read general instructions, then click on “Agree”.
  • Enter applicant data, with the possibility of amending email and cell phone, then click on “Next”.
  • Complete all the required information and attach the necessary documents.
  • Review and adopt application data summary and submit your application.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Offline Instructions

  • All parties with interest to oppose publishing an accepted patent application in the official gazette submit an official request to the Intellectual Property Protection Department within two months of the publication date.
  • Provide any supporting documents.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

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Additional Information

  • The Intellectual Property Protection Department examines the documents both technically and legally before issuing a decision.
  • Failure to respond within 30 days indicates an implied refusal.
  • You may check the service information page on MOCI website.


Applicable fees are as follows:

  • Students: QR100
  • Individuals: QR2000
  • Educational or research institutions: QR2000
  • Companies and institutions: QR4000

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