The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE), together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has released the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in accordance with World Copyright Day, which occurred today at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by H.E Eng. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi Undersecretary of Economic Affairs in the MOE, H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & Pioneering in Dubai Police, Chairman of EIPA, Mr. Rida Abu Obeid, representative of WIPO, and the members of the higher committee of the Award represented by Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department at the MOE, Mohammed Ali Rashid Lootah, CEO of Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection at the Department of Development in Dubai, Dr. Mansoor Al Awari Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi Interim Executive Vice President Khalifa University, together with authorities from government entities and the Emirates Businesswomen's Council.
The award focuses on enhancing the country's competitiveness in patents and intellectual property rights, boosting a society of innovation that sustains economic, social and social advancement initiatives, highlighting specific and institutional advancements and rewarding developers, in addition to developing a more comprehensive understanding of IP executions.
H.E Eng. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi said during his welcome note: "The launch of the UAE's very first and unique IP Award in accordance with World Intellectual Property Day produces a clear message about the UAE's dedication to support international efforts to improve the role of intellectual property in boosting innovation and imagination as a major driver of development."
He added: "We are honored to commit this year's World Copyright Day to highlight the success and important contributions made by women innovators worldwide under the theme "Powering change: Females in innovation and creativity" and worried that Emirati ladies, with the assistance of the smart management, and their distinctive scientific research, culture and spirit, have verified their capacity to add to the change to even more innovative economic and social patterns.
H.E Al Shehhi has actually emphasized that because of the makeovers observed by the economic versions driven by modern technical patterns, the intellectual property rights has come to be now more crucial than ever in order to shield ideas and innovations that promptly find their means to commercial application.
He likewise worried the launch of the UAE IPR award will certainly broaden the scope of involvement in innovative practices, and it represents a message to every creative individual and every innovative company that the UAE is an ideal destination for their productions and the protection of their creations and its development.
For his part, H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & Pioneering in Dubai Cops, Chairman of EIPA said: "The establishing of the UAE Copyright Right Award which is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic climate and WIPO seeks to enhance our national capabilities and support our efforts to achieve excellence in the IPR sector, and will certainly better highlight the UAE's placement as one of the top countries in this field. We are pleased to introduce this campaign, a first of its kind in the region throughout the 'World Copyright Day', according to our efforts to shield intellectual property, which is among the key top priorities within the UAE Vision 2021 to build an affordable economy based on knowledge and innovation."
The award includes Four categories
Mr. Rida Abu Obeid, representative of WIPO said: "The award includes four classifications that will be offered rewards and awards in coordination with WIPO, 3 of which will certainly be awarded with financial rewards, and the final is the business classification and it includes: WIPO Medal for Innovators, awarded to the very best creator who supply innovations that add in the growth procedure, the WIPO Medal for Makers, granted to authors, designers, entertainers, manufacturers and software application designers; as well as the WIPO Cup for School Trainees, awarded to students of key and intermediate level who master school task pertaining to the copyright system or to earn a distinguished effort in the field of creativity and innovation. The last group includes WIPO Cup for copyright business, and it is offered SMEs to encourage them to utilize the copyright system and to recognize the success of their strategies to promote the respect for intellectual property.
Higher Committee of the Award
The event included a presentation on the objectives of the award, categories, the Higher Committee of the Award and the Executive Group. The Higher Board includes H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, H.E Eng. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi Undersecretary of Economic Affairs in the MOE as Deputy, and H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli as a member. The members of the Higher Committee include the Ministry of Education, the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), Khalifa University, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and a representative from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).