The Contribution of Kamil Idris to Intellectual Property Law


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Kamil Idris, Lawyers | Posted on 20-04-2018

With the increase in the advancement in science and technology, the introduction of intangible assets, digital evolution and the interdependence nature of countries in driving for the economy, there has been a great need for intellectual rights. Many smart people have risen with great knowledge, innovations, and information which the role being played by Dr. Kamil Idris who is the Director General in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is very crucial to actualizing their future.

According to the Secretary-General of International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV), Dr. Kamil, the difference between why some countries are continuously developing while others are still struggling in their way up lies in the gem called intellectual property rights. Most of the developed countries have taken up ideas and innovations, registered them with WIPO so as to give them value and turned them into tangible economic assets.

Intellectual property is one way of empowering various organizations, companies, research institutions, universities, individuals and companies in competing effectively in the world market today. In other words, intellectual property rights is an effective and well-recognized power tool in building a sustainable economy both at individual or state level. With the increased popularity of intellectual property, Dr. Kamil Idris and his intellectual property law organization have been forced to re-align their underlying operational strategies.

Dr. Kamil being at the center of this powerful propelling force is constantly coming up with new ideas and more complex approaches that are crucial in ensuring that this system of intellectual property rights is not hindered by any barricade in its growth. This will ensure innovations and creative minds are benefiting from their discoveries even in our modern millennial society which is characterized by high technological growth.

In celebrating human creativity channeled by intellectual property rights, WIPO usually has a World Intellectual Property Day in which Dr. Kamil Idris is the head. Dr. Kamil has a Master Degree in International Law and International Affairs from the University of Ohio, USA, Bachelor of Law and Arts in Philosophy, political science from the University of Khartoum and the University of Cairo respectively.

Dr. Idris served as an Advocate, Attorney-at-Law, and Commissioner for Oaths prior to joining WIPO. He has been a Professor of International Law and served in United Nations in Geneva.

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