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Commitment to Intellectual Property Awareness on the World IP Day, April 26, 2006

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, April 27 - 2006 @ 15:19

In 2000, Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decided to designate a World Intellectual Property Day. Their aim was to raise awareness of the role of intellectual property in our daily lives, and to celebrate the contribution made by innovators and artists to the development of societies across the globe. They chose April 26 as this was the date on which the Convention establishing WIPO originally entered into force in 1970. WIPO and its Member States have celebrated World Intellectual Property Day on April 26 each year since its inception in 2001. © World Intellectual Property Organization.

The seminar was a first of a series that will focus on raising awareness on Intellectual Property issues and goes along with the efforts to encourage innovation in the region.

Mr. Motasem Abu-Ghazaleh, Director of Regional Business Development Department of Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property – Member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization gave a presentation and answered the questions of the participants which included faculty members as well as students.

The seminar was also supported by Campus Journal which featured an article on Intellectual Property.

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