Qatar claims the measures at issue are inconsistent with the provisions of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs).
Further information is available in document WT/DS567/1
What is a request for consultations?
The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.