Strict IP laws urged to attract investments and technology
Although Qatar’s intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations are on a par with other countries of the region, it needs to enact stricter laws to attract foreign investments and technology, according to a senior official of a local consultancy specialising in IP-related matters. New laws will also meet challenges faced by the owners of industrial properties, said Hussain Al Obaidly, Managing Director, Alpha& Co IP. “Qatar being the host 2022 FIFA World Cup, there is a huge inflow of investments and those intending to establish business in the country would want that their IP rights are protected to the fullest,” Al Obaidly said.
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