Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) has hosted an awards ceremony to recognize various public and private sector organizations that have made significant contributions to ongoing efforts to protect intellectual property rights and fight piracy in the UAE.
During the event, EIPA also outlined the major achievements and activities it has conducted in the past two years, and discussed its strategic plans for 2013 with all its partners. Following positive feedback from all parties, EIPA submitted their strategy to their partners and relevant parties for review and approval from EIPA’s board of directors.
Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razak Obaidli, president of EIPA, said: “It is our goal to create benchmarks in our anti-piracy efforts in the UAE, which will be crucial in developing new strategies and charting future activities. This honouring ceremony hosted by EIPA is an important step in this direction as we aim to highlight and document the contributions of various key players in the fight against piracy.
"Protecting intellectual property rights has been outlined as one of the key elements in the UAE Government’s long-term socioeconomic development agenda. We are therefore pleased with the excellent response we have received from both the public and private sectors in support of the various campaigns we have launched in the country.”