Sino-Iran Intellectual Property Pact

Sino-Iran Intellectual Property PactSino-Iran Intellectual Property Pact

The Intellectual Property Center of Iran’s State Organization for Registration of Deeds and Properties and China’s State Intellectual Property Office signed a memorandum of understanding that seeks to develop a general framework for bilateral cooperation.

“Today, the issue of intellectual property is a major area of focus for nations, and sustainable development is not possible without upholding IP rights. International cooperation will help support innovators through social and intellectual dynamism,” said Ahmad Tooyserkani, head of SORDP during meeting with He Hua, SIPOC deputy commissioner.

The MoU seeks mutual collaboration in science and technology and further strengthening current ties, reports IRNA.

“One of the items on the MoU is taking advantage of information provided by China’s regional patent information center on the International Patent System,” he said.

Training employees in education programs on intellectual property, exchange of knowhow, sharing experience to promote the concept of intellectual property through general information and holding joint conferences, are among the provisions of the MoU.

Protecting intellectual property and enforcement of IP laws play a key role in fostering creativity, innovation and competitiveness. Theft of trade secrets and infringement of copyright and patents are among crucial challenges today.

“The Sino-Iran cooperation can be a stepping stone to protect and secure original and innovative ideas,” Hua said.

As the organization responsible for registration of industrial properties, the SORDP has made remarkable progress in using state-of-the-art technologies.

“Removing hurdles in IP protection is vital,” Tooyserkani said.

Since Iran signed the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on October 4, 2013 several countries are interested in mutual cooperation.

Enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) helps promote the process of innovation, including eco-innovation and foster competitiveness of micro, small, and medium enterprises, achieve adequate and effective level of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, contribute to the promotion of technological innovation and to the transfer and dissemination of technology and knowhow.