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.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, Chairman IPO-Pakistan said the event of World IP Day will be celebrated, on April 26th, in a befitting manner with participation of all the stakeholders in different fields including computer software.
He said that 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.