Ministry of Commerce & Industry participates in Challenge and Innovation Forum

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry is participating in the Challenge and Innovation Forum (CIF) Qatar 2021, organized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth represented by the Qatar Scientific Club, under the slogan ‘With Mind, We Solve Problems’, taking place over five days from November 7-11, at the Qatar National Convention Center.

The Ministry’s participation comes in the form of a special pavilion, with aims at enhancing the protection of intellectual property rights, widely disseminate information thereon and achieve the desired benefit from them.

During its participation in the Forum, the Ministry is showcasing the most significant initiatives in the field of intellectual property rights protection, and the laws and legislations that have been issued to protect these entitlements. In addition, the Ministry is highlighting the most prominent e-services it provides in this field, as well as pointing out patent registration mechanisms for all participants in the Forum, and the procedures followed to this end.

For her part, Mrs. Amna Al-Kuwari, Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department at the Ministry of Commerce &Industry, participated in a panel discussion entitled ‘Innovation and Sustainable Development’. During the debate, she previewed the department’s role in terms of patents, as well as the part played by international organizations in patent-related issues.

Mrs. Al-Kuwari further highlighted the initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in terms of establishing technology and innovation support centers, as they represent an important reference for innovators wishing to patent their inventions as per the highest international standards.

The Challenge and Innovation Forum is one of the activities taking place under ‘Doha, Capital of Culture in Islamic World’, and includes a number of competitions, interactive events and scientific programs aimed at motivating and encouraging inventors from all over the world.


Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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