Qatar drags Saudi Arabia to WTO over IP violations

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of not taking actions against the piracy of one of its broadcaster’s content in the Kingdom.

As per a statement from Qatar’s economy ministry, proceedings against Saudi Arabia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have begun. Qatar is accusing Saudi Arabia of violating its intellectual property rights.

According to a statement put up on the website of Qatar’s economy ministry, Qatar’s concerns revolve around the blocking of Qatari broadcaster beIN in Saudi Arabia. Qatar has accused Riyadh of refusing to take effective action against the piracy of beIN content in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Earlier they had said, it is taking measures to combat piracy and is committed to protecting intellectual property rights.


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