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EIPA celebrates first batch of IP diploma graduates

DUBAI, April 28, 2018

Emirates Intellectual Property Association has joined hands with Dubai Courts to celebrate the first graduates of Intellectual Property (IP) diploma course.
The Diploma of the Intellectual Property Expert was held under the supervision of a group of academics and experts accredited by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 
The program, a first-of-its-kind in the Arab World conducted in co--operation with the Dhahi Khalfan Intellectual Property Center and Dubai Courts, qualifies the skills of UAE nationals working in the field as part of the EIPA’s efforts to help strengthen the UAE's leading position in intellectual property globally, said a statement from EIPA. 
It was administered into four sections, including the IP System Entry and International Conventions; Diploma of an Expert in Patents and Trade Secrets; Diploma of an Authorized Expert in Literary Property; and Diploma of an Expert in Trademarks and Illegal Competition. Earning the diploma qualifies the applicant to register in the Dubai Courts Expert Panel. 
The initiative seeks to develop a group of experts accredited in patenting, registered trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property rights, which will take the leadership in enforcing intellectual property laws in accordance with international best practices, following the rapid developments in the UAE, it stated. 
The association recently celebrated the first batch of ‘Intellectual Property Expert Diploma’ graduates in the presence of Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and Honorary Chairman of the EIPA.
The ceremony, led by Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, and Major General Dr Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & Pioneering, Chairman of EIPA, was held at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, together with attended several government figures, decision-makers and officials.
Dr Al Obaidli dubbed the programme as a step forward in enhancing the capabilities of the country’s human resources which is a high priority in the UAE and is valued by the country’s wise leadership as the true wealth of the nation. 
He pointed out that the success of the first diploma course was a result of strong collaboration with the Dubai Courts to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge and experience to enhance the UAE's strengths in enforcing intellectual property protection laws, which ranked 23rd globally in the Global Intellectual Property Index 2018.
"We are proud to present the graduates of the first batch of IP experts which opens new horizons for building a generation of experts capable to protect the creative works of talents," he added. 
Al Mansouri said the diploma had proved to be a pioneering step towards advancing the UAE's efforts in the field of IP rights and pave the way for a generation of qualified experts which will enforce the country's stringent laws and legislation. 
"We have witnessed the country’s remarkable development and ability to cope with the rapid changes and align with the principles of international agreements in field of intellectual property, including registered trademarks, patents and copyrights. Today, we are proud to witness the graduation of a group of experts," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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