Qatar has been selected to lead the Technical Committee for Intellectual Property at the Arab League for the next two years. The decision was made during the committee’s 10th meeting held on February 15 and 16 at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. The Technical Committee for Intellectual Property is responsible for developing guidelines for cooperation between Arab countries in the protection of intellectual property rights. The committee aims to raise awareness of intellectual property matters and promote innovation across the Arab region. Amna Jaber Al Kuwari, Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department at Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Technical Committee for the next two years.
Qatar’s election as the chair of the Technical Committee highlights the country’s keen interest in intellectual property issues. During the meeting, the committee discussed the recommendations from the previous meeting, as well as the implementation of sub-committee recommendations on industrial property and copyright and related rights. The committee also explored the establishment of a regional network of technology and innovation support centers and ways to implement statistics and specific indicators of industrial property in Arab countries.