Adopt­ing Strat­egy On IP Ef­fec­tive In De­vel­op­ment

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TEHRAN – Head of the Eighth Na­tional Con­fer­ence on In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty and Copy­rights says adopt­ing strat­egy on in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty, copy­rights and patent is not enough to pro­tect cul­ture and art but it can help the coun­try move in di­rec­tion of de­vel­op­ment.

Speak­ing in the open­ing cer­e­mony of the con­fer­ence in Tehran, Seyed Hadi Hosseini said that the con­fer­ence is one of those con­fer­ences which has gained a sig­nif­i­cant sta­tus among the ex­perts for pro­tect­ing cul­tural and art works.

He added that this year’s con­fer­ence is not fo­cused on one item and it has a gen­eral view on arts and cul­ture.

He noted that cul­tural and art is­sue has great im­pact in the de­vel­op­ment of coun­tries and it de­serves to adopt some strate­gies on it.

Hosseini said that cul­ture should be taken se­ri­ously es­pe­cially in cur­rent sit­u­a­tion which the coun­try is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

He added that the coun­try needs roadmaps in any field and in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty and patent is one of them. He went on to say that to pre­pare a doc­u­ment and roadmap on it, all as­pects should be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion.

He added that adopt­ing a roadmap can pro­tect the cul­ture and it can at­tract for­eign in­vest­ment be­cause of copy­rights.

He re­it­er­ated that laws should be levied in a way to safe­guard the stand of cul­tural and art works.

Mean­while Vice-Pres­i­dent on Le­gal Af­fairs Laya Joneydi said that to­day world is af­ter chang­ing the ap­proach from mo­nop­oly to bal­ance.

He added that a well-de­vel­oped le­gal sys­tem is needed in any de­vel­oped coun­try to pro­tect in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty right, adding that all should work to­gether to solve the prob­lem.

In­tel­lec­tual prop­erty (or IP) refers to cre­ative work which can be treated as an as­set or phys­i­cal prop­erty. In­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights fall prin­ci­pally into four main ar­eas; copy­right, trade­marks, de­sign rights and patents.

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