CIRCULAR ISSUED ON COMMERCIAL USE OF STATE’S PUBLIC NAMES

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has issued a circular on the commercial use of symbols and public titles in Qatar. The Ministry has recently uncovered the unregulated use of the image of the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as well as symbols and public titles by some traders, suppliers and malls on commercial goods, such as the use of Tamim Al Majd slogan, the Arabic for Glorious Tamim.

The Ministry explained that the use of a logo or trademark is restricted to lawful uses. The logo and symbol subject of the trademark should be held in high regard as a public symbol and slogan that should not be disrespected or undermined. It is, therefore, forbidden to use the logo and slogan in a disrespectful manner.

The Ministry urged the public to respect the symbol and slogan as a public emblem that should not be disrespected or undermined.

Source: Government of Qatar