Intellectual property rights: Enforcement of law key to investment

Published: August 1, 2012
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Shah explained patents, trade marks, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, plant breeders rights, copyrights, industrial designs, and service marks.

Shah explained patents, trade marks, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, plant breeders rights, copyrights, industrial designs, and service marks.

The enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights can encourage investment, establishment of industries and creation of new job opportunities in the country. This was said by Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO) Deputy Director Legal Nadia Shah at a lecture at NUST on Tuesday, said a press release.

The lecture was attended by student of the university and was organised by the IP Academy.

Shah explained patents, trade marks, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, plant breeders rights, copyrights, industrial designs, and service marks. She also explained the prerequisites for registration of IP rights and said the government is strengthening IP management in the country by adopting a number of reforms.

She added that the IPO is implementing an Intellectual Property awareness programme and organising seminars and workshops in different universities to make students aware about the importance as well benefits of IP rights. The students asked questions about the working of IPO and its Registries.

Earlier, IPO Director Meesaq Arif said that interactive sessions with different stakeholders are in progress while IPO has signed various agreements with small and medium enterprises and Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012. 

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