MEC issues circular on use of slogans and public names Feb 09, 2018 0 825 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Thursday issued a circular on the use of slogans and names in the country. In a statement, the MEC said it has recently noticed unregulated use by traders, suppliers, and supermarkets of pictures of the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and slogans such as"Tamim Al Majd" on products.The statement said the use of such symbols is prohibited if it can lead to a disrespect of such public symbols, and must only be used in the context of the respect such a public symbol has. The ministry encouraged everyone to show respect when dealing with the symbol or the picture."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 statement said. The statement said the circular is part of the ministry's efforts in ensuring the commitment of suppliers to article 8 of law no. 9 of 2002 which bar the use of brands if they were public symbols of the state. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Emir directs QR33 mn urgent aid for Gaza Feb 09, 2018 0 1523 Karwa drivers hope to meet targets with taxi fare hike Feb 09, 2018 0 1009 Kanar festival kicks off at Al Mazrouah Yard Feb 09, 2018 0 821 NHRC foils 1,894 attempts to hack its website this month DOHA The website of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has foiled 1,894 hacking attempts this month. This was disclosed by NHRC on its official Twitter account. There were 112 failed hacking attempts on February .. NHRC chief calls on GANHRI to expose wrong practices of blockading countries QNA Berlin Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al Marri Thursday condemned the attempts of the siege countries to tarnish the image of the committee and to prevent it from .. Qatar denies asking Al Jazeera to drop 'Israeli lobby' docu QNA Doha Qatar has denied it has asked Doha-based Al Jazeera channel not to air a documentary on"Israeli lobby in Washington" and called such news reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as false. "Qatar realises that .. UN thanks Qatar for Gaza aid The United Nations has expressed its gratitude towards Qatar for the rapid and generous response to its urgent appeal to avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and ..