IPO-Pakistan, SME Business Support Fund Singed Cooperation Agreement - Pakistan News Digest

IPO-Pakistan, SME Business Support Fund Singed Cooperation Agreement

Islamabad: IPO-Pakistan and SME Business Support Fund BSF have singed cooperation agreement here on Wednesday. The Agreement was signed by the Chairman IPO-Pakistan Mr. Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi MNA and CEO BSF Syed Saquib Moyuddin. On this occasion, Chairman Intellectual Property Organization IPO-Pakistan Mr. Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said that cooperation with SME stakeholder institutes of Public and Private Sectors will continue, to protect IP rights of SME businesses. Record of Agreement ROA with SMEBSF is one of the steps that IPO-Pakistan has taken today.

The ROA signing ceremony was attended by Director General IPO Mr. Sajjad Ahmad, Incharge IPO Regional Office, Lahore Ms Saira Imdad, Mr. Usman A. Khan, Director BSF, representatives of SME stakeholders.

Mr. Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said that its endeavour of IPO to establish close linkages with trade and commerce organizations and in order to provide relevant information about registration of IP Rights, Facilitation Desks have been established in various organizations including Chamber of Commerce & Industry and SMEDA.

He lauded the role of business community for generating economic activities and assured that according to the international obligations, Pakistan is committed to provide congenial atmosphere for protection of registered brands and with regard to improve working capabilities of law enforcing agencies, capacity building programs were being implemented with the cooperation of World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO and other international organizations.

Syed Saquib Mohyuddin, CEO Business Support Fund said that their organization will continue its cooperation with IPO-Pakistan for registration and protection of IP rights of SME sector. He said that SMEs comprise 90% of business sector in the country and act as backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Among many issues, creating awareness about IP rights protection is the prominent for which BSF has joined hands with IPO-Pakistan.

The Director General IPO-Pakistan Mr. Sajjad Ahmad said that special emphasis has been laid on conducting studies and preparation of IP strategies for different SME sectors, similarly joint committees of SMEDA,

IPO-Pakistan, Provincial Government Departments and Business Chambers had also been constituted for effective coordination implementing training programs.

   

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