WIPO & IFIA Bilateral Cooperation
WIPO IFIA Meeting 2015
In order for IFIA to enhance its cooperation with the international organizations, a meeting was held on April 17th, in 2015 with the presence of Mr. Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President and some Executive Committee members as well as WIPO authorities in the WIPO Headquarters.
During the meeting the need for establish bilateral cooperation between IFIA and WIPO to benefit the inventors was hotly debated. Initially, on behalf of IFIA, a proposal was put forward to award IFIA – WIPO mutual prize to the best invention of the year to further disseminate the culture of invention and innovation. The procedure of its selection was also debated, the details of which are going to be examined in the forthcoming meetings.
IFIA also proposed designing multimedia IP as well as PCT-based educational courses for which IFIA is supposed to prepare a primary sample in order to be carefully scrutinized.The organization of training workshop concurrent with IFIA events to raise awareness regarding Intellectual property Rights as well as Patent protection was the other proposal on behalf of IFIA.
IFIA also expressed its intention to continue the past tradition of organizing IFIA – WIPO joint international symposiums and conferences. The proposals were carefully considered and discussed.
Toward the end of meeting, IFIA members made an inquiry about Patent Cooperation Treaty from the persons in charge and they received useful information in this regard.