Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department
The Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department is responsible for:
- Educating and supporting authors and performers about the best practices for exercising their intellectual property and financial rights.
- Settling intellectual property disputes between authors and performers, sound-recording producers, patent holders, Integrated Circuits Designs and other intellectual property holders.
- Managing copyright and intellectual property disputes locally and internationally as well as making appropriate recommendations to respective parties.
- Review literary and artistic works, audio recordings, performances and radio programs requests
- Combating intellectual property infringement of any kind.
- Processing requests, patent registrations and Integrated Circuits Designs protection requests.
- Documenting and keeping records of intellectual property and Integrated Circuits Designs requests patent applications and issuing certificates.
- Maintaining an official database of all trademark registrations, trade names, industrial designs and geographical indication (GI) applications.
- Regulating the use of trademarks.
- Implementing policies relating to trademark registrations, trade names, industrial designs and geographical indication (GI) applications.
- Issuing official opinions on new legislation and international agreements related to the protection and intellectual property rights.