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Latest Qatar National Strategy for Managing IP - JAH CO.IP
Latest Qatar National Strategy for Managing IP

A  committee is being set up which is tasked with evolving a national strategy to manage and protect intellectual property rights in Qatar

The proposed committee is to be chaired by a representative from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, with membership from several other state and probably non-state entities.

The Cabinet yesterday approved its own draft decision to form the committee. The panel will actively coordinate with the World Intellectual Property Organization and competent authorities in Qatar in framing a national strategy and discharging its duties, reports Qatar News Agency.

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the weekly Cabinet session.

After the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud told QNA in a statement that the Cabinet approved a draft decree amending the unified customs tariff and adding sub-paragraphs of the unified customs tariff list for the GCC, annexed to the Decree No. 53 of 2012.

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of its own to establish a technical committee to study the indicators of international reports with respect to the business environment in Qatar.

Under the terms of the draft resolution, a technical committee is to be set up that will study international reporting indicators with respect to the business environment in Qatar.

The committee will be chaired by a representative from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, QNA said.

Two other representatives from the ministry will be the members of the committee, which will also have other members.

The committee will be concerned with the study and analysis of the reports released by international organisations relating to business environment, helping improve Qatar’s ranking in world business environment grading system and create an attractive environment for investment.

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Communications fixing fees and charges at the sea ports.

The Cabinet reviewed a letter, among other things, by the Chairman of Qatar Financial Markets Authority’s Appeals Committee on its report for January-June 2015.

The committee, established by the authority and chaired by a Chief of the Court of Appeal, with the membership of two judges from the Appeals Court with experience in securities trading, shall decide on the grievances of the penal decisions issued by the authority. Its decisions shall be final. An appeal can be filed in a competent department of the Courts of Appeal.