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ICCI Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day with pledge to vigorously implement IPR's April 27, 2013
Meeting at ICCI
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) celebrated World Intellectual Property Day in collaboration with Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO) and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and agreed to initiate joint ventures for awareness and capacity building activities with the objectives to make business community conversant with protection of Intellectual Property Rights.  

Addressing the seminar, The Director General IPO-Pakistan Mr. Tarik Feroze reiterated his firm to make IPO a vibrant organization by giving due consideration to recommendations of stakeholders and said that we had adopted a policy to approach partner organizations for seeking their expert opinion. He said IPO has also made it possible to keep liaison with right holders at grass root level to get their suggestion which would help in policy formulation and developing future strategies. He said we can face all the challenges by developing joint work relationship with stakeholders and in order to achieve better results.
Mr.Tarik also highlighted the need of public private partnerships for promotion of Intellectual Property Rights in the society. He said IPR’s would be enforced vigorously with active involvement of law enforcing agencies. He also assured for continuous consultation process to improve the service delivery system and procedures. He also agreed to give representation of ICCI representative in the in IPO policy Board of Directors to make business friendly IPO laws. 
Mr. Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI said that this is age of Intellectual Property and we should have to concentrate on promotion of brands. He asked that media should play its positive role in building IP respect and confidence among the masses which would lead for economic betterment and local & foreign investment in the country. He assured all possible cooperation in IP related activities to be carried out at ICCI platform.
Mr.Bakhtawari further said that private sector should be given proper representation in IPO policy board so that the concerns of business community could be addressed in efficient manner. He said we have one billion consumer markets in SAARC Region and we can achieve economic benefits by developing and promoting our national brands. 
Mr. Iqbal Tabish; Secretary General, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry underlined the need for developing close interactions among SAARC member countries so that better understanding may be developed through sharing of knowledge and experiences of each other to manage IPR  issues in SAARC member countries. Mr. Muhammad Ismail, Nadia Zubair Shah, Dr.Arshad Ali and Muahammad Siddique also gave presentations relating to Intellectual Property subjects.

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