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MEC issues circular on use of slogans and public names

MEC issues circular on use of slogans and public names


Tribune News Network
Doha
The 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.

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