Jordan protects its intellectual property

Jordan’s Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) is schedulded to tackle the issues surrounding the subject next month as it hosts the region’s first intellectual property week.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  July 15, 2003

Jordan’s Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) is schedulded to tackle the issues surrounding the subject next month as it hosts the region’s first intellectual property week. Taking place between August 11-14 in Amman, the meeting will encompass four two-day workshops and an IP exhibition focused on books, audio-video, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and anti-counterfeiting.

Co-sponsored by the Jordanian government, AMIR, WIPO, USPTO, IIPI, Georgetown Business School and private sector organisations such as Microsoft and the BSA, the event will educate both the public and private sector about the importance of IP and how its protection can foster economic growth and creativity.

According to JIPA’s Shukri Halaby, the four day event will be particularly appropriate for technology companies, as many currently suffer from IP infringements that harm both their growth and reputation.

“This [event] is especially important to the IT sector that suffers from a lot of copyright infringements. Companies in the IT sector will learn more about how to protect their software, and how to value their brands and proprietary knowledge,” says Halaby.

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