Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are many types of intellectual property, and some countries recognise more than others. The best-known types are copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry organised yesterday a workshop entitled ‘Patents and Registration Procedures’ with the participation of a number of intellectual property agents and interested members of the public.
The workshop comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to protect and promote intellectual property rights, and to raise awareness among intellectual property agents and the public about the importance of registering and protecting patents against infringement by registering them at the concerned department at the Ministry.
The workshop also shed light on how to register a patent electronically.
The event, attended by a number of experts from the Ministry, featured several topics including a general introduction to patents, the content of the patent application, and procedures relating to the registration of a patent application through the electronic registration system.
The workshop concluded with a Q&A session during which experts from the Ministry answered questions regarding patents.
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry administers two departments, the Department of Commerce and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The head of the Ministry is a Minister of Cabinet rank.