The Minister of Justice oversees the WIPO National Workshop on the PCT at the IUA.
In the presence of Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Salim, Minister of Justice, and Vice Chancellor Prof. Kamal Mohamed Obeid, this morning 17/2/2019 launched the Global Patent System at the African Conference Center, also in attendance were Mr. John Sandig, Deputy Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Dr. Adel Helal, General Intellectual Property Registrar for Sudan and interested in intellectual property issues and researchers.
At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Adel Hilal, General Registrar of Intellectual Property in Sudan, spoke about the Smart Partnership between the University, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Ministry of Justice in Sudan. He also talked about intellectual property rights and the dissemination of intellectual property culture, noting that universities and research institutes play an important role in the process of scientific research and the dissemination of intellectual property culture.
The Deputy Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. John Sandig, thanked the International University of Africa, which hosted such programs and workshops, and praised the active partnership between WIPO and the Office of the Registrar of Intellectual Property at the Ministry of Justice.
On the other hand, Prof. Kamal Mohamed Obaid welcomed the University's guests to the workshop, praising the level of good relations and partnership between the university, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Sudanese Ministry of Justice, stressing that the university is keen on the continuity of such cooperation. The intellectual property culture in the field of patents and inventions to an emerging continent such as Africa, he said, noting that the sense of the importance of patents is growing, calling on the Faculty of Law and Law at the university to spread this culture across faculties of the university Of speaking at length about the university students in the capabilities of innovations and inventions, citing the number of models in this direction.
Addressing the workshop, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Salem, Minister of Justice, praised the joint cooperation between the International University of Africa and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and his ministry, praising WIPO for its continuous support to the Sudan office. His Excellency also congratulated the University on the occasion of receiving the King Faisal Prize for the service of Islam for the year 1440 H 2019 and spoke about the historical background of the Sudan's relationship with the World Organization of Intellectual Property, noting that Sudan has known the concept of intellectual property for a long time, stressing that Sudan is keen to protect intellectual property rights through this legal legislation. The workshop sessions were distributed to the participants of the previous WIPO workshop. The sessions of this workshop will continue at the African Conference Center. The workshop concluded this afternoon with a number of recommendations that contribute to the dissemination of the intellectual property culture.