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Abu-Ghazaleh Tackles ‘The Road to Success: IT for IP’ at the Global IP Conference 2013

06-Feb-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 7429

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BANGALORE - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) discussed ‘The Road to Success: IT for IP’ at 5th International Intellectual Property Rights Conference held under the theme 'IPR, the powerhouse of tomorrow' and organized by Kolkata-based IP firm, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd. at The Lalit Ashok Hotel in Bangalore.

The eight-day conference steered by about 340 speakers from as many as 30 countries aimed at creating an overall awareness among the policy makers and attorneys in various industries in India.

In his keynote speech on January 25 on the IPR & Challenges in Digital Technology era, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh introduced how a small company in 1972 that started with only 10 employees grew to become Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), a global leader operating out of 73 offices of its own with 900 staff and over 100 representative offices throughout the world serving over 70,000 clients and stores 800,000 registered trademarks and patents in its data base.

“Still AGIP has more plans and if you wonder how we did it? Well, like all other leading firms, we are proud of the quality of our services, the integrity of our staff and are very protective of our brand.  Our IP firm is managed as an IT firm which provides IP services.  Our ICT state-of-the-art digital programs, constantly being developed, enable us to continue to provide our clients with services that meet our clients’ continuous expectations for better services,” Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said.

Abu-Ghazaleh who was inducted to the IP Hall of Fame in 2007 stated some milestones in the professional course  ofAGIP’s operations which received Middle East IP Firm of the Year Award for the sixth year in a row by Managing IP Magazine, TAG IP Dictionary was published in 2000 and the first IP news agency AGIP News was established in 2003.

Abu-Ghazaleh who was recently selected to the WTO panel of experts representing the global stakeholders commissioned to review and address challenges to future trade pointed out that AGIP is planning to become an IP Knowledge Age Firm.

The January 23-30 Conference focused on the Intellectual Property needs of large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and brought together leaders from the world of business and finance to discuss the importance of IP Rights as a driver for economic growth and development.

The event covered idea to asset encompassing all relevant topics including valuation, commercialization, technology transfer, litigation, counterfeiting, analyzing the techno, legal and commercial solution to all associated problems in the field of Intellectual Property.

The event also tackled complex issues in simple manner about patentability of business methods, software and emerging field of technologies namely electronics, telecommunications, green technologies, nanotechnologies and pharmaceuticals. The emerging BRICS economies need to provide IP competitiveness to the Western Nations through innovation and creativity.

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