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Cabinet approves draft law to protect intellectual property rights

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Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet’s regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan yesterday.

The Cabinet welcomed the leaders of fraternal and friendly countries and heads of delegations who will join HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the opening of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Sunday.

The Cabinet also welcomed the world national teams and missions participating in the tournament, expressing the State of Qatar’s pride in hosting this tournament, the global scale it represents, and the higher human meanings and values it symbolizes.

The Cabinet stressed that since winning the bid to host the FIFA World Cup, the State of Qatar has been working diligently and confidently to achieve an exceptional tournament that possesses all the elements for success and reflects the achievements and generosity of the Qatari people as well as the authenticity, civilization, and culture of the Arab world and the Middle East region.

The Cabinet wished everyone to spend days filled with excitement and happiness during their stay in Qatar with the hospitality of its people, who will welcome the people of the world during this historical event that symbolizes the spirit of fraternity, cultural communication, and familiarity among people, which leads to deepening the feeling of harmony, tolerance, and cooperation.

The Cabinet gave approval of a draft law on Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights.

The draft law is meant to replace Law No. 17 of 2011 on Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights within the framework of updating legislation and keeping pace with changes.

The draft law aims to strengthen the role of customs in combating infringement of intellectual property rights by stopping clearance procedures and releasing imported, exported, or re-exported goods that bear counterfeit trademarks or represent copyrights plagiarism and contribute to combating commercial fraud and related money laundering crimes.

It also approved of the draft decision of the President of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to issue the organizational structure of the agency.

The Cabinet gave approval of the draft decision of the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs regarding allocating an annual percentage of the endowment’s revenues for its construction and reconstruction. This draft decision comes withing the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No. 9 of 2021 regarding the endowment.

Source and image credit: The Peninsula.