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UAE inks intellectual property deal with S Korea

DUBAI, October 8, 2016

The UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a strategic agreement with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (Kipo) to further promote and protect intellectual property in the UAE.

The MoU was signed by Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs and Choi Donggyou, Commissioner, Kipo on the sidelines of the 56th series of Meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which runs till October 11 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Al Shehhi, who is heading the participating UAE delegation, said the MoU follows in the direction of previously signed agreements between the UAE and Kipo - all focused on the development of a system that can promote and protect intellectual property rights in the country.

The move is expected to encourage more creativity and innovation among inventors and creators while also providing an attractive economic and investment environment in compliance with the set objectives and goals of UAE Vision 2021, he stated.

Under the terms of the agreement, both countries will be working closely to help establish and operate the International Centre of Patent Registration (ICPR) at the UAE Ministry of Economy, a new international center that will oversee the registration of patents in the emirates.

The facility will house an international body of patent experts that will review and evaluate patents based on a special intellectual property system.  

The new centre will run training programs for professionals in the field of intellectual property to further develop their skills and abilities. It is also expected to develop key research and studies covering issues and topics concerning intellectual property.-TradeArabia News Service




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