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Patents discussed at commerce forum

Patents discussed at commerce forum

PATENT protection is the focus of a two-day Ministry of Commerce (MoC) seminar, that started Thursday. The session, titled the Use of Patent Information for Technology Capacity Building, was a bid to strengthen public awareness of the protection on intellectual property (IP) rights. Around 90 participants from ministries, universities, development partners, and private companies joined together to take part in the session. Konard Lutz Mailander, head of Global Infrastructure at the Geneva-based WIPO, said that the public should be made aware of the existence of rules to protect inventions.

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