Ministry of Commerce and Industry organizes workshop for judicial officers of National Committee for Intellectual Property Right Protection during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the International Football Association (FIFA) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, organized today a workshop for the judicial officers of National Committee for Intellectual Property Right Protection during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Continuing until Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the workshop has seen the participation of about 90 staff members from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Municipality.

The training in question forms part of the Ministry’s efforts, in coordination with other relevant ministries and government agencies, to implement measures to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, in accordance with the highest pertaining international practices, as well as to support intellectual property rights and provide the necessary protection for major international brands.  The workshop touches on ways to instil fair competition, prevent illegal abuses such as unauthorized promotional activities, combat the sale of counterfeit goods, or FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 products without obtaining the approval of the concerned authorities, and curb the unauthorized use of FIFA and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 trademarks and designs.

The workshop also addresses many vital topics, including the tasks of judicial officers in the vicinity of stadiums during the period of holding matches, ways to protect trademarks and intellectual property rights of FIFA and tournament sponsors, as well as means to protect World Cup designs and the rights of companies that have been licensed to sell World Cup products. Additionally, the workshop features highlighting the pertaining laws and regulations, such as Law No. (10) of 2021 regarding the Measures for Hosting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Moreover, the workshop discusses ways to protect the rights of joint stock companies, mechanisms for determining officially licensed products, and a review of the trademark protection program in stadiums during the tournament period.

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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