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Mulling IP rights

Chairman IPO-Pakistan Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi on Saturday said the process of bringing IP Rights Registration under one roof for efficient management has began. He further said besides this other initiatives adopted to accelerate the IP registration formalities within stipulated period has also been started. The chairman said this in a briefing presented by Registrar Trademarks Khalid Hidayat Khan, says a press release issued here today. Chairman IPO said that all out efforts would be made to upgrade the service delivery system according to the expectations of right owners. He said that analyzing the patterns of members countries of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), various successful models had been studied and with the consultation of IP experts and stakeholders the best prices would be adopted for strengthening National IP system in the country. Hameed Ullah said that Trademark registration has been comparatively increased in Pakistan in the result of continuous awareness activities performed in different cities with the cooperation of media. He said in order to involve media persons in awareness related programmes, it has been decided to organise IP Media Orientation workshops and conferences.Jan Afridi further said that in order to become self-reliant nation, public and private partnership is imperative for strengthening IP regime in the country. He said a mumber of agreements had been signed with Trade and Business Organizations. The Executive Director IPO, Umar Dad Afridi, Registrar Copyrights Shakeel Abbasi and Controller of Patents Sabir Gul were alo present on.

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