Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Kanoo Group backs Regional Conference on Intellectual Property

Dubai, UAE: Recognising the important role that intellectual property plays in a vibrant economic landscape, The Kanoo Group signed a Main Sponsorship agreement in the 6th Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa, held in Dubai on November 15-16, 2016.

The conference addressed the recent challenges posed by commercial fraud and counterfeiting as it relates to businesses in the UAE and the wider region. It also discussed the UAE great initiatives and efforts in combating IP crimes with the International Community as part of cooperation and partnership agreements.
HE Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim (left) presents the Recognition Award to Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE on behalf of The Kanoo Group, as sponsor of the 6th Regional IP conference
HE Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the Deputy Chairman of Police & Public Security in Dubai, and the Honorary President of the Emirates Intellectual Property, personally greeted Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE, The Kanoo Group, and thanked the company’s efforts in supporting such government initiatives.

Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), a UAE preeminent association of professionals who specialise in IP; and INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, organised the Regional Conference, in cooperation with Emirates Transport, Brand Owner’s Protection Group (BPG), Judicial Training Institute, Dubai Customs, 999, and Dubai Police.

On the opening day, well known experts and thought leaders spoke through panel sessions about the: Role of international organisations to strengthen IP rights and protection of authors; Regional/national strategies and initiatives to combat IP crimes and illicit trafficking; Initiatives on protecting Publisher’s Rights and Intellectual Property crimes, success stories; and Marrakesh Treaty for blind & visually impaired persons, and its humanitarian dimensions.

Two simultaneous workshops were also conducted on separate venues on the 2nd Day. The EIPA and Interpol Workshop had panel sessions on the Role of the judiciary and public prosecution in IP issues; Role of international private organisations to combat trafficking in illicit goods, IP capacity building strategies, and the investigation of trafficking in illicit goods. On the other hand, the Dubai Customs and BPG Workshop discussed Brand Owners Protection Group (i.e. BMW); Role of Dubai Customs on Intellectual Property issues; Documents Examining Section, Dubai Police (General Department of Forensic & Criminology); Economic Crimes Department, Dubai Police; Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED); and Courts.

The Kanoo Group believes that the success of the conference will benefit all stakeholders in coming up with sustainable solutions that would enhance awareness and apply stricter rules in fighting counterfeits and piracy, and assuring intellectual property for all trademarks, innovators, and authors which are essential for the social, cultural and economic development of the Region. 

About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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