• Emirates Intellectual Property Association & Dubai Courts Celebrate first Graduates of IP Diploma Course.
Emirates Intellectual Property Association & Dubai Courts Celebrate first Graduates of IP Diploma Course.

Under the patronage and presence of H.E. Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Authorities and Public Safety in Dubai, and Honorary Chairman of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), the Association recently celebrated the initial batch of ‘Intellectual Property Expert Diploma’ graduates. The program, the initial of its kind in the Arab World conducted in cooperation with the Dhahi Khalfan Intellectual Property Center and Dubai Courts certifies the abilities of Nationals working in the field as part of the EIPA's efforts to help enhance the UAE's leading position in intellectual property globally.

The initiative seeks to establish a group of experts approved in patenting, registered hallmarks, copyrights and copyright rights, which will take the management in enforcing intellectual property legislations according to international finest practices, following the rapid developments in the UAE.

The event, led by H.E. Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, and H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & Pioneering, Chairman of EIPA, was held at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, together with attended several federal government figures, decision-makers and officials.

H.E. Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli noted that the program is a step forward in improving the abilities of the country's human resources which is a high priority in the UAE and is valued by the nation's sensible leadership as the true riches of the country. He discussed that the success of the first diploma course is an outcome of solid partnership with the Dubai Judiciaries to supply students with the needed knowledge and experience to boost the UAE's staminas in applying intellectual property defense regulations, which ranked 23rd around the world in the Global Intellectual Property Index 2018.

Al-Obaidli added: "We are happy to present the graduates of the initial batch of IP specialists which opens up new perspectives for building a generation of experts capable to safeguard the creative jobs of abilities. It likewise provides new opportunities in creating an environment that motivates innovation, which is today's keystone for a more thorough and lasting advancement in the UAE. We waiting to executing even more training and development programs and spread understanding on global best techniques in the security of copyrights, licenses, signed up trademarks, copyrights and copyright. This offers our common vision to meet the purposes of UAE Vision 2021 to cause an affordable knowledge economy based on knowledge and innovation and led by Emiratis as we aim to come to be a leading country throughout the world."

H.E. Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, said: "The Diploma has shown to be an introducing action towards advancing the UAE's initiatives in the field of copyright rights and pave the way for a generation of certified professionals which will impose the nation's rigorous laws and legislation. We have actually observed the country's impressive growth and capability to manage the fast modifications and align with the principles of global contracts in field of intellectual property, including signed up trademarks, patents and copyrights. Today, we are proud to witness the college graduation of a group of experts and we trust their capability to support the recurring initiatives to create an ideal atmosphere for creative mobility, in line with the vision of our smart leadership in making the UAE a global hub for innovative minds. The success of the first round of the program motivates us to proceed our productive collaboration with our partners in Dhahi Khalfan Intellectual Property Facility and the Emirates Intellectual Property Organization to broaden and enhance investment in the youth's potential and to guide them to end up being the pillars in the facility of the nation's management in upholding intellectual property, which is the structure of an extensive and sustainable development."

The Diploma of the Intellectual Property Expert was held under the supervision of a group of academics and specialists approved by the World Copyright Organization (WIPO). The program was carried out into four sections, including the IP System Access and International Conventions; Diploma of an Expert in Patents and Trade Keys; Diploma of a Licensed Expert in Literary Residential Property; and Diploma of an Expert in Trademarks and Illegal Competition. Earning the diploma certifies the candidate to register in the Dubai Courts Expert Panel.

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