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Commercial use of Qatar’s official emblem prohibited

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has banned commercial use of the State of Qatar’s official emblem in stores and on electronic platforms. 

The Ministry stated that the ban is in accordance with the Law No. 9 of 2022 with respect to Trademarks, Trade Indications, Trade names, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Designs and Templates. 

In a statement, MoCI said that it will coordinate with the concerned authorities to ensure that traders, store managers and others comply with what is stated in the announcement. 

“The Ministry will intensify its inspection campaigns, and will take the necessary legal measures against anyone who violates laws and the enacting ministerial decisions,” it further stated. 

A new emblem for the State of Qatar was recently revealed this month. Its features include historical Qatari symbols in maroon colour such as the founder’s sword, palm trees, sea and the traditional boat, against a white backdrop.

Source: The Peninsula

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