Ministry of Economy and Trade Launches CD, Rights Preservation Service

Doha, The Ministry of Economy and Trade launched the issuance of Certificate of Deposit (CD) and rights preservation service for the public and intellectual property agents through the Ministry's website.

A statement issued by the Ministry on Saturday stated that the launch of this service and other relevant services, which will be added successively, came as part of the Ministry's keenness to improve and develop its services on an ongoing basis to upgrade the Business Services System in the State of Qatar and facilitate the delivery of services through the adoption of global best practices in the field of intellectual property.

The new step also aims to provide a high quality integrated electronic system for authors and holders of neighboring rights in order to protect literary and artistic works in accordance with the applicable laws, agreements and international treaties.

According to new copyright and neighboring rights registration system the submission of applications and examination are conducted electronically to ensure service quality and be completed at the scheduled time to get to the final decision of the registration of intellectual property rights.

Source: Qatar News Agency