Iran and Denmark Initiate IP Rights Cooperation

25 Oct 2018

TEHRAN – The Iranian Intellectual Property Center and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office inaugurated a three-year close cooperation within the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

The Iran-Denmark cooperation will make a closer tie between Iran and Denmark on protection of IP in Iran, ease attract foreign investments into Iran and also improve commercial conditions for foreign as well as Iranian companies in Iran.

Making remarks during the inauguration ceremony of the three-year IP contract, the Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Danny Annan expressed satisfaction that during the recent weeks there have been a lot of positive developments and celebration in the Danish-Iranian relations. “Today, we are celebrating another step in the positive cooperation between Iran and Denmark. Today, is the official launch of the strategic cooperation on IP between the two sides, which will contribute to the improvement of commercial infrastructure in Iran. Our hope and aim is of course for Iran create a better framework for attracting investment in long term prospective and in that regard, protection of patent and trademark is absolutely essential,” he said.

Over the next three years, the Danish office will work with the staff of IP center, enforcement agencies such as the Iranian police, customs, judges and prosecutors as well as advisors and agents that are using IP system in Iran.

This cooperation seeks to reinforce the human and administrative capacity of government agencies that deal with IP rights, create a closer network and interaction between IP actors in Iran, align IP legislation and guidelines to existing best practices and norms, and increase awareness about IP rights to users and consumers.



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