World Intellectual Property Organization announce theme of 2012 as Visionary Innovators

Islamabad: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced theme of 2012 World IP Day as Visionary Innovators. It has been narrated that behind every great innovations, either artistic or technical, is a human story a tale in which new pathways open as a result of the curiosity, insight or determination of individuals.

According to current year theme, elaborate arrangements had been made in Pakistan to design the World IP Day celebrations truly representative according to the thematic approach as decided by WIPO by giving opportunities to the innovators and relating creatures of different fields.

The Chairman IPO-Pakistan Mr. Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi MNA said while talking about the programs of World IP Day celebrations that it has been decided to organize the International event in a befitting manner. He said that all the stakeholders would be invited to participate in the activities of World IP Day Celebrations.

He informed that during such celebrations, different technical session would also be arranged in which IP experts would highlight the importance of intellectual property right. There would also be the need to aware the general masses and other people relating to different areas about critical role of IP rights and their impacts on social as well as economic sectors.

The Chairman said that significant importance would be given to the creative work of students and innovators. An exhibition would also be organized as side events of national conference. Geographical Indications (GI) of different areas of Pakistan would be displayed on the occasion.

This Conference would provide exclusive platform to introduce Pakistan’s famous products in the country and also abroad.

The Chairman, IPO-Pakistan highlighted that collective efforts are being made by involving all stakeholders including students, business community, economists and policy makers as well, so that better understanding about IP rights may develop and people from every segment of society can set their priorities in accordance with their specific modes.

He further pointed out that World IP Day technical session and deliberation of experts would help to open new doors of progress and future planning.

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