An awareness programme on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ was held in the council building at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Sunday for celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day in BUET.
The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe". World Intellectual Property Day 2019 explores innovation, creativity and the intellectual property (IP) rights that encourage and protect them support the development and worldwide enjoyment of sports.
In order to further promote the awareness of intellectual property protection, expand the influence of intellectual property protection across the world, urge countries to publicize and popularize intellectual property protection laws and regulations, enhance the public legal awareness of intellectual property rights, encourage invention-innovation activities in various countries and strengthen international exchange in the intellectual property field.
The programme was jointly organised by Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), BUET and Department of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (DPDT), Ministry of Industry, GOB.
Professor Dr Saiful Islam, VC, BUET was present as the chief guest and Md Sanowar Hossain, registrar (additional secretary), Department of Patents, Designs & Trademarks, Ministry of Industry, GOB was present as the special guest. The session was chaired by Professor Dr Mohammad Arif Hasan Manum, director, Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), BUET.
The participants of the programme were deans of the faculties, head of the departments, directors of various institutes, directors, faculties of BUET, engineers, technologists and students of BUET.
Faculty members of IAT, BUET and Registrar of DPDT, Bangladesh were the key resources persons in the programme.