MoCI, HBKU, and WIPO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Teaching of Intellectual Property Law
Doha: The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote legal education intellectual property (IP).
The objective of the MoU is to contribute to the development of human resources in intellectual property law through the teaching and development of practical skills in the JD, LLM and SJD degree programs of HBKU law. WIPO will provide its expertise in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
Commenting on the significance of the MoU, Minister of Commerce and Industry, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani said, “The Ministry is pleased to conclude this MoU which confirms our national strategy intellectual property protection to provide academic services and programs in Qatar. that effectively develop IP capabilities and support Qatar’s continued efforts to build a knowledge-based economy. This partnership is also essential to strengthen our long-term cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization.
WIPO Director General Daren Tang welcomed the signing of the MoU and pledged WIPO’s support in its implementation. “WIPO is pleased to continue its cooperation with Qatar by sharing its expertise in building skills and knowledge related to innovation and intellectual property with HBKU, an institution that is a strong advocate for innovation in the Qatar and abroad, and to support Qatar’s expansion of its knowledge-based economy,” Tanh said.