The State of Qatar has currently witnessed a legislation boom in the field of intellectual property through the issuance of a set of laws to protect intellectual property of all kinds, according to Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) Board Member for International Relations, Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali Al Thani.

Speaking during a webinar carrying the theme ‘Development of intellectual property legislation and means of resolving disputes related to its applications’, Sheikh Thani also said that arbitration has many advantages relating to disputes of intellectual property, affirming that arbitration is the best means to resolve these type of disputes with the help of specialised arbitrators in all types of intellectual property disputes.

Qatar Sees Legislation Boom in Intellectual Property

The webinar, which was attended by many legal experts and lawyers, was hosted by QICCA in cooperation with Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center (KCAC) and the Intellectual Property Centre at the College of Law, Qatar University.

The webinar deliberated upon several topics pertaining to arbitration in intellectual property disputes, protection of intellectual property in light of COVID-19, Qatari intellectual property laws and their impact on achieving of QNV 2030, as well as the protection of industrial models in Qatari legislation, and alternatives to intellectual property disputes settlement.