GRM 2010 GRM 2011

Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Abou El Farag
 
First Name:
Mohamed Salem
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
The Protection of Trade Secrets in Qatar
 
Paper Proposal Text :
The value of knowledge-based assets, such as information relating to formulas and technical data, has increased dramatically in recent years. It is now more important than tangible or physical assets, and corporations need to properly manage these valuable assets in order to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace. At the same time, proper control over these assets interfaces with other regulations concerning, inter alia, competition and public interest. This paper intends to critically examine Qatar’s Law No. 5 of 2005 on the Protection of Trade Secrets and its reflection in the TRIPs Agreement. As the first legislation to exclusively deal with the topic in the country, its scope and contents are of tremendous interest and significance to those who would like to protect their assets through trade secrets law instead of patent law. References shall be made to other laws on trade secrets protection in other GCC countries.
 
 
 

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