14.12.2010- Cairo, Egypt
The General Assembly meeting took place after APPIMAF’s annual regional meeting organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Association for the Protection of Industrial Propert

13/12/2009 - Cairo, Egypt
A regional symposium titled 'Promoting Innovations through Intellectual Property Rights and its Impact in Achieving Economic Growth in the Arab Region' was held in Cairo on 13

The Association for the Protection of Industrial Property in the Arab World (APPIMAF) was founded in Beirut in 1973 as a professional organization having the principal objective of promoting awareness to industrial property rights and to the concept of their protection in the Arab World. It was created at the initiative of late Mr. Fouad Saleh Saba and a number of industrial property law practitioners from Lebanon and other Arab countries who recognized, at the time, the need and benefit of bringing together industrial property specialists working in the industry or in private practice in the Arab world to devise and discuss ways to promote and enhance intellectual property rights protection and enforcement in our part of the world. [...]
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The Association for the Protection of Industrial Property in the Middle East and North Africa (APPIMAF) was founded in Beirut, Lebanon in 1973. Since its foundation, APPIMAF has played and continues to play an important role in advocating industrial property rights protection in the Arab countries thereby contributing to the economic advancement as well as to the transfer and development of technology in these countries. [...]
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IP Glossary
The term intellectual property refers to the protection of ideas and creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. Intellectual property denotes the specific legal rights or exclusive rights, which authors, inventors and other IP holders may hold and exercise, and not the intellectual work itself. IP rights may be protected by law in the same way as any other form of property and can generally be transferred, licensed, or mortgaged to third parties. [...]
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