News: Pakistan needs to improve framework on IPR
Publication: Pakistan Today
Date; April 27, 2013
Web Address: – http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/04/27/news/profit/world-intellectual-property-day-2013-observed/
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ISLAMABAD – The World Intellectual Property Day (IP) 2013 was observed on Friday across the globe including Pakistan with its theme ‘Creativity: The Next Generation’.
The event was established by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”.
The aims of this special day also include increasing understanding of how protecting intellectual property (IP) rights helps promote creativity and innovation, celebrating creativity and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies around the globe and to encourage respect for IP rights of others.
WIPO works together with various government agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and individuals and holds different events and activities to promote World Intellectual Property Day each year.
United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Intellectual Property Lord Younger said in his message on the occasion: “I’m delighted to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day today. World Intellectual Property Day is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved and also look forward at the challenges ahead.”
Working closely with stakeholder organisations, the IP enforcement team is responsible to coordinate a national policy for the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights and provide the secretariat for the IP Crime Group.
This year, an IP enforcement team member and long standing Intellectual Property Office staff member Miles Rees put great emphasis on the importance of the enforcement work that is carried out.