Aware­ness re­gard­ing IPR im­por­tance for busi­nesses high­lighted

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Aware­ness re­gard­ing In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Rights (IPR) was very im­por­tant for the growth of busi­nesses but un­for­tu­nately this is­sue was not well taken by a lot of busi­ness peo­ple in the coun­try, said Meesaq Arif, Di­rec­tor IPR here Satur­day. Speak­ing to busi­ness­women here at a work­shop on “aware­ness among busi­ness­women about im­por­tance”, he said reg­is­tra­tion and pro­tec­tion of IPR was very im­por­tant through aware­ness ac­tiv­i­ties to ef­fec­tively ad­dress is­sues of piracy and coun­ter­feit­ing for de­vel­op­ment of gen­uine busi­nesses.

The work­shop was ar­ranged by Is­lam­abad Women Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (IWCCI) to aware women en­trepreneurs re­gard­ing the im­por­tance of trade­mark­ing in their busi­nesses. “We are do­ing our level best to im­prove ser­vice de­liv­ery for IP rights reg­is­tra­tion while we have close co­or­di­na­tion with IPR en­force­ment agen­cies in­clud­ing FIA, Po­lice, Pak­istan Cus­toms and PEMRA to ef­fec­tively ad­dress is­sues of piracy and coun­ter­feit­ing in the coun­try,” he re­marked.

Meesaq Arif said the gov­ern­ment con­tin­ued to stream­line its gov­er­nance sys­tems and strength­en­ing IPR regime which would not only help for de­vel­op­ment of gen­uine busi­ness at lo­cal level and at­tract For­eign Di­rect In­vest­ment but also open av­enues for Pak­istani busi­nesses for growth in in­ter­na­tional mar­kets.—APP

IS­LAM­ABAD: Group photo of Act­ing PM Sen­a­tor Ishaq Dar and Ad­vi­sor to PM Rev­enue Ha­roon Akhtar Khan with del­e­ga­tion of Pak­istan Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion led by its Chair­man Khalid Saleem Ma­lik, Dr. Al­sam and Dr. Sadiq, who called on him.

MUL­TAN: Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture Dr. Far­rukh Javed pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing with of­fi­cials at Cen­tral Cot­ton Re­search In­sti­tute.

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