Sunday, 29 May 2016

Oman - WIPO seminar on enforcement of Intellectual Property

News from the Oman News Agency (here) of a seminar conducted with WIPO on the enforcement of intellectual property in Oman. The report reads:

"Muscat, May 16 (ONA) ---- Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Royal Oman Police and the Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organized today a seminar at PACI's HQs' on enforcing the intellectual property rights law by law enforcement officers.

The opening ceremony of the seminar was sponsored by Maj. Gen Sulaiman bin Mohammed al- Harthy, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Financial and Administrative Affairs who said that the seminar comes as one of a series of seminars that aim at protecting the national products and preventing the entry of imitated products to the Sultanate through land and marine ports.

The first seminar sessions included a number of topics, such as the different intellectual property rights, adopting a balanced approach in enforcing these rights and the legalnational framework through which the IP rights can be enforced."

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