AGIP Holds Specialized IP Seminars in China

10 Nov 2004

Trademarks and Patents in International Business and Intellectual Property Protection in the Arab Countries were some of the major issues tackled during the month of November in China.

Organized by Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) China office and co-hosted by IntellecPro China Ltd. - a Chinese law firm- several successful seminars were held which concentrated on the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), laws, regulations and practices of IP in the Middle East.

Mr. Samer Pharaon, Executive Director of Abu-Ghazaleh Legal Services (ABLE) was one of the main speakers at the seminars. He tackled the issue of IPRs protection in the Arab countries especially the protection of trademarks and patents.

Moreover, the seminars brought together keynote speakers from different IP organizations and law firms in China. Mr. Ye Ming, a Partner from Shanghai Keenmore Law Office discussed China’s Intellectual Property Protection Regime and the War Against Counterfeiters.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wu Jian, a Partner from Duan & Duan Law Firm tackled protection of trade secrets in one of the sessions.

Resident-in-Charge of AGIP China office, Ms. Ridab Abutaleb said "Such seminars aim at providing AGIP clients and associates with general introduction to IP laws and regulations in the Middle East."

She added that these seminars raise awareness of the importance of IPRs protection and its role in promoting socio-economic development in both China and the Arab countries.

Representatives from both local and foreign IP companies discussed several issues relating to IPRs protection of products imported into the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent System and enforcement of IP laws.



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