AIOU’s awareness drive to promote intellectual property rights

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AIOU’s awareness drive to promote intellectual property rights My Country

AIOU’s awareness drive to promote intellectual property rights My Country

Islamabad, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held a seminar here at its main campus on Thursday to promote awareness among the people about the intellectual property rights (IPRs).

The seminar was also aimed at keeping its academia and students well-informed about the property rights and its impact on the society. It was well attended by the students and researchers from various universities.

The AIOU being the mega educational institution in the public sector fulfills its national duty to create awareness about the society’s related issues and the responsibilities of the people to this effect, said the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui in his message on the occasion. He hoped that the event will be helpful to have a better understanding of the IPRs.

The main theme of the seminar was ‘Introduction of IPRs and protection of invention’ It also deliberated upon the matters relating to innovation for commercial benefits.

During the seminar, trade-related aspects of the IPRs were also discussed. The seminar was arranged by the University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC).

An expert on IPR Zahoor Ahmed was the resource person who gave detailed presentation on the issue. He apprised the participants about the relevant laws that govern the intellectual property rights.

He was the view that IPRs are linked with trade, and it is imperative to deal the relevant issues, according to the WTO’s agreements.  He also briefed the participants about the history of IPRs.

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