Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 17:27
A Geneva-based global group will help Myanmar in developing a law to protect intellectual property in the country.
During a press conference on November 14 in Yangon, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) director general Francis Gurry said the group will provide legal and technical trainings and assist in finalising the intellectual property law, which is being drafted.
Sittwe lawyer Than Maung said with the absence of such a law, no one has ever been sued for intellectual property infringement, which covers patents, designs, trademarks, and copyright protection.
WIPO and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry signed last week an agreement to support commercial innovation in Myanmar.
WIPO is one of 17 specialised agencies under the United Nations and has 185 member states. It works with member states to protect and respect IP worldwide.
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