Special to AG-IP News Agency
AMMAN - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), chaired the annual extraordinary meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly of the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) and the Licensing Executives Society-Arab Countries (LES-AC).
During the meeting, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh welcomed the Board members who represent a host of institutions in the Arab countries and underlined the need to achieve the objectives of the two Societies.
He called on AIPMAS and LES-AC to expand their activities by offering additional training courses to institutions in the Arab region suggesting the possibility of contracting with educational and training institutes to hold workshops at schools and universities, to raise awareness on the importance of protecting Intellectual Property Rights, in view of the growing size of inventions and innovations in the Age of Knowledge.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also called for conducting various training courses on the mechanisms of transforming innovation into marketable products (Commercialization of Inventions) and the IPRs in the era of knowledge and Industrial Revolution.
For her part, Ms. Majd Khaddash, ASIP and LES-AC manager, briefed the attendees on the activities conducted by the two Societies during the year most importantly workshops on “Famous Trademarks”, “Technology Transfer in Jordan” and “Supporting Innovation in IP and Patents”
Furthermore, Khaddash listed some of the training courses conducted by ASIP and LES-AC mainly the E-Crimes Training Course, Substantive Examination of Trademarks, a specialized course on trademarks that was held for cadres of the Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals. She pointed out that the Societies will hold a course on the protection of IPRs and trademarks for the staff of Hayel Saeed Anam Group of Companies - Yemen.
It is worth mentioning that the number of AIPMAS members is 297, according to the 2019 annual report of the Society; 27 of them are new members.
Additionally, the meeting adopted the previous agenda and the reading of the auditors' report (Al Faysal for Auditing) by the auditor for the fiscal year that ended on 31/12/2018 which resulted in the re-assignment of that auditor for the next year for the two Societies.