MEC promotes IPR protection

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) is participating in the 28th Doha International Book Fair, being held until December 5 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The ministry’s participation comes through its stand at the exhibition, with the aim of promoting the protection and dissemination of intellectual property rights, QNA reports.

During its participation in the book fair, the MEC will highlight the important role that intellectual property rights play in economic development and promote awareness about the benefits of protecting intellectual property rights. It will also shed light on the most important services it provides in this field while showcasing its leading initiatives in terms of adopting the highest international standards in the protection of intellectual property rights, the MEC said in a press statement.

These include the creation of an integrated and high-quality electronic system to support and enable authors and related rights holders, trademark owners, inventors and innovators to preserve their rights and protect their inventions.

The MEC will also underscore the importance of protecting copyright and related rights as one of the main elements of promoting intellectual property in the cultural field. Further, it will familiarise participants with laws and legislation in place to protect intellectual property rights against infringements and how they can proceed to register copyrights and related rights.

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