The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), organized a training workshop on the essential measures to protect consumers and combat commercial fraud during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
This workshop came within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to implement and adopt best practices in preparation for Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Moreover, the Ministry is keen to raise the efficiency of judicial control officers, develop their capabilities, and provide them with new methods and means to distinguish between original and counterfeit goods of all forms and types.
The workshop addressed a number of topics related to the types and forms of commercial fraud in the context of preparations to host the World Cup, including shedding light on laws and legislation related to consumer protection, Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection, and Law No. (10) of 2021 regarding the Measures for Hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The training workshop also featured ways to protect the rights of joint-stock companies, brand value, and the companies whose rights FIFA protects to use their trademarks. Additionally, the workshop touched on the mechanisms for identifying officially licensed products, and the unauthorized use of trademarks and designs affiliated with FIFA and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It also showcased a number of inspection campaigns in Qatar that resulted in the seizure of counterfeit products violating FIFA trademarks.
A committee was formed at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry called the ‘Committee to Follow-up on Instructions and Guidance regarding Measures to Host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 related to the Ministry’. The committee is concerned with providing all aspects of the necessary support within the framework of the Ministry’s competencies and in accordance with Law No. (10) of 2021.
The committee shall additionally coordinate with other Ministries to facilitate the implementation of measures to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry