The Qatari Shura Council has discussed the draft Law on IP border measures which comprises 12 articles. The draft Law contains provisions on customs activities related to IP protection in the field of import and export of goods. As soon as counterfeit or pirated products are detected, the authorities shall notify the importer immediately. However, gifts, products of non-commercial nature, personal merchandise and transit products are not included in the list of prohibitions. The draft Law includes as well penalties that will be imposed on anyone who breaches the IP Laws.

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