A high-level delegation organized by the UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) is presently participating in the Fifty-Eighth Collection of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the Globe Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which opened today (September 24, 2018) and will certainly run up until October 2, 2018 at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The delegation is goinged by H.E. Eng. Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, MOE. He is joined by Ali Ibrahim Al Hosani, Assistant Undersecretary for the Intellectual Property Sector; Abdul Salam Al Ali, Director of the UAE Office at the World Trade Organization (WTO); Khalfan Al Suwaidi, Director of the International Centre for Patent Registration; Abdullah Al Hammadi, Director of the National Tourism Program; Fatima Khalaf Al Hosani, Director of the Trademarks Department; Fawzi Al Jabri, Director for Copyright and Intellectual Property Department and Shaima Al Akel, International Organizations Executive, Office of the UAE to the WTO.
Also, being hung on the sidelines of the conferences is 'UAE Week,' which is being held at the WIPO Head Office in Geneva and is being organized by the MOE in coordination and cooperation with WIPO in order to help showcase the creativity of Emirati items and also the ingenious concepts inspired by the cultural heritage of the country.
In his speech, H.E. Al Shehhi revealed his self-confidence that the present session will result in the successful discussion of the conference's schedule, including the organization's proceeding initiatives to safeguard intellectual property legal rights as well as the development of an incorporated worldwide system that supports advancement and also imagination.
He likewise discussed the UAE's proceeding efforts to create and adopt an integrated system that looks in the direction of shielding as well as reinforcing intellectual property civil liberties, which then, enhances the country's transfer to produce a cutting-edge as well as innovative environment. Al Shehhi explained that the UAE has ever since embraced a highly sophisticated advancement vision that is based upon the nation's openness, varied society and also liberty of creativity - keeping in mind that the relocate to shield copyright civil liberties has existed in the UAE constitution given that its facility.
Al Shehhi revealed that the UAE has been reaping favorable cause its transfer to develop plans as well as regulation covering intellectual property civil liberties. In fact, he clarified that the last phase of growth saw vital achievements on both nationwide and also regional levels, consisting of the facility of the possibility of copyright as a crucial engine for technology throughout education and learning, the duty of institutions and also educators in promoting the duty of copyright legal rights as a significant facet for the knowledge-based growth; the role of colleges in establishing plans that encourage the development and also imagination as well as establishing the tactical plans to establish strategic plans to make the License Office receiver of the future workplace for worldwide applications under the PCT.
He recalled that the UAE was the very first to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Accessibility to Released Functions for People Who Are Blind, Aesthetically Damaged or Otherwise Print Disabled.
He also stressed on the significance of committing the development to all tasks and programs managed by the WIPO and to sustain the efforts of Member States in achieving the goals of sustainable advancement.
Lastly, H.E. verified the UAE's quote to hold a WIPO local workplace, in according to the nation's objectives in playing a favorable role in spreading out a culture of copyright. He shared his hope that the UAE will certainly enjoy the support of the WIPO member states, even more clarifying that the UAE provides an ideal setting and also has met WIPO needs required in holding a regional office.