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Cabinet Approves Draft Law on Border Measures To Protect Intellectual Property Rights

17 Nov, 2022 09:00 AMThe PeninsulaIntended Audience
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HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the regular meeting held by the Cabinet at the Amiri Diwan yesterday noon. 

During the meeting, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First - 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 seeks 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.

Second - Approval of the draft decision of the President of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to issue the organizational structure of the agency.

Third - 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 within the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No. (9) of 2021 regarding the endowment.

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