The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has participated in the National Scientific Research Week 2019, under the theme "Promising Researchers for Qatar."
The four-day event, which concluded on Wednesday at the Qatar National Convention Centre, was organised by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in partnership with the Qatar National Research Fund, a member of Qatar Foundation for Science, Education and Community Development.
The Ministry's participation in the event was aimed at raising awareness of the importance of intellectual property protection and promoting innovation and creativity among students, innovators and inventors, in a bid to equip youth with the practical and professional skills to protect their inventions.
The event falls in line with the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to instill a culture of intellectual property rights in the local community, by seeking to empower inventors and innovators to preserve their inventions.
During the event, the Ministry organised an awareness campaign to educate preparatory and secondary school students who showcased innovative projects on intellectual property protection and the importance of registering intellectual property rights, copyrights or trademarks to protect creative ideas against infringements.
Students were also briefed on the Ministry’s initiatives in terms of adopting the highest international standards in the protection of intellectual property rights as well as providing a high-quality integrated electronic system to support and enable owners of trademarks, inventors, innovators, authors and holders of neighbouring rights to preserve their rights and protect their work and inventions.