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Qatar Seeks WTO Talks With Saudi Arabia Over IP Piracy Row

Law360 (October 4, 2018, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Qatar has requested World Trade Organization dispute consultations with Saudi Arabia over intellectual property rights owned by the country's nationals, saying Saudi Arabia's imposition of punitive political measures against Qatar has resulted in widespread broadcasting piracy of sports and entertainment network beIN Media Group LLC.

The request for consultations submitted by Qatar on Thursday for circulation to the WTO's dispute settlement body said Saudi Arabia's failure to provide adequate protection of intellectual property rights stems from a scheme it imposed in June 2017 to lob diplomatic, political and economic measures against Qatar. These measures have affected the ability of Qatari nationals,...

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