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ASIP & GCC Intellectual Property Training Center Enhance Cooperation

20-Mar-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5171
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RIYADH - In their Endeavour to strengthen cooperation, the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP) and the Intellectual Property Training Center of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf organized two specialized courses at the headquarters of the Council’s Secretariat General in Riyadh.

Trainees from the GCC member states took part in the first course, held February 16-19, 2013, which tackled agreements and conventions’ management with special focus on Madrid Agreement and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs Agreement). ASIP’s lecturers Judge Nehad Al Hosban and Mr. Maher Hamdan provided the participants with invaluable information from legal aspects.

Meanwhile, the second course, organized March 9-13, 2013, concentrated on principles and basic concepts of Intellectual Property and delivered by ASIP's Dr. Qais Mahafza.

Head of the IP Center Mr. Saad Al Thofairi commended existing cooperation between the Center and ASIP and the rich output received from the participants for the specialized material provided by the lecturers.

He stated that the Center will continue holding such courses to promote awareness and enhance capacity building in the field of IP throughout the GCC states.

ASIP Executive Director Mr. Mu'tasem Dmour stressed the Society’s keenness to provide the GCC’s IP Center with ASIP’s expertise, professional and training programs in conformity with HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh’s directives to enhance capacities of the youth in this vital field.

“We are currently working on preparing a legal cooperation agreement that will be officially announced once endorsed by the two parties,” Mr. Dmour said.
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