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AIPLA Establishes New Arabian Practice Subcommittee to Coordinate with ASIP

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AIPLA Establishes New Arabian Practice Subcommittee to Coordinate with ASIP
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MONTREAL - As a result of follow-up and efforts exerted by Mr. Nabil Salamé Vice President/Executive Director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), and Mr. William Boshnick the Chair of the International and Foreign Law Committee (IFLC) at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mr. Boshnick officially announced the establishment of the new Arabian Practice Subcommittee.

This Subcommittee of AIPLA will collaborate with the Arab Society of Intellectual Property (ASIP) on all IP fields and in particular development of laws and legislations in the Arab world. It will be chaired by Mr. Salamé, who will coordinate with ASIP in all Intellectual Property (IP) issues of concern to the Arab region with AIPLA.

Many positive responses were immediately received from AIPLA members who welcomed the establishment of the Subcommittee.

“I have already received positive feedback and many requests to join this Subcommittee as members to discuss topics of interest mainly in the trademark and patent registrations from those interested in the Arab region,” Mr. Salamé said.

One of these responses was received from Mr. Faisal Daudpota

senior partner, Daudpota International who said: “This is certainly encouraging to IP rights awareness and exchange of ideas on this side of the pond. I shall be glad to work along with the chair of this newest Subcommittee”.

The other one was from Mr. Ed Round a Partner of MARKS & CLERK LLP in London Office who said: “I would be interested in assisting on this Subcommittee.  I have interest in the Arab world as there is increasing professional interest in the region now”.

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

The Society was established on February 23, 1987 in Munich, Germany under the name “Arab Society for the Protection of Industrial Property”. The idea of establishing a specialized Arab professional body concerned with organizing the profession of those working in the Intellectual Property field at the Arab level and presenting technical assistance to the Arab countries in the various fields related to Intellectual Property, was devised by leading practitioners of the profession in the Arab world led by Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh.

ASIP aims at promoting and developing Intellectual Property protection in the Arab world through the encouragement of the development and modernization of IP systems and laws and regulations that govern them. ASIP is dedicated to the building of capacity and expertise of IP professionals and practitioners, as well as enhancing awareness among the general public. The Society utilizes a number of tools to successfully achieve its objectives, such as holding education programs, conferences and seminars, research projects and studies.

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