Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 7:40 p.m.
DUBAI, April 26 / WAM / General Department of Administrative Affairs of Dubai Police organized a panel discussion entitled “Intellectual Property for Youth: Innovation for a Better Future”, where it discussed the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity among young people generation, and the importance of introducing the younger generation to register their intellectual property rights and their innovations in order to preserve them and benefit economically from them.
The session, which coincides with World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on April 26 each year, was hosted by First Lieutenant Assistant Abdullah Al Bastaki, a biological and DNA expert, in the General Department of Forensic Evidence and Criminology at Dubai Police, and Zahra Al Rajabi, CEO of Property Data Company. Intellectual and Attorney Ahmed Zaza from the Office of Al-Tamimi and Associates.
At the beginning of the session, lawyer Ahmed Zaza spoke about the local and regional offices of intellectual property in creating a legal and political environment for young entrepreneurs to preserve and benefit from their innovations, while giving an explanation of the definition of Intellectual property of intangible assets such as the names and trademarks of companies and others.
Zahra Al-Rajbi, for her part, reviewed a working paper entitled “How can intellectual property rights support the youth of tomorrow in creating a better future?”, In which she emphasized that young people are the engine of progress and progress in societies, and they must be made aware of the importance of intellectual property and record their innovations.
Al-Rajbi gave an explanation of the definition of intellectual property, indicating that it is “the rights that are the result of the creativity of the mind in all areas, whether they belong to works of art, inventions, computer programs, trademarks and others,” he remarks. that intellectual property rights give owners the right to obtain recognition and economic benefit from what they invent.
Al-Rajbi emphasized the importance of intellectual property for young people and stated that it is a driving force for innovation and is considered one of the assets of projects to be documented and registered, and that its registration can create additional revenue opportunities for its owner. by granting permits and privileges to companies that will use them in the future, in addition to preventing infringement and helping its owner guarantee a loan or provide business partners or investors.
Al-Rajbi addressed the challenges young people face in registering and documenting their innovations, including lack of knowledge of the concept of intellectual property, lack of knowledge of intellectual property conservation laws, errors in concluding contracts or concessions, and other problems. .
For his part, First Lieutenant Assistant Expert Abdullah Al Bastaki spoke about “the invention of the male DNA fingerprint of the Dubai Police” and the steps taken by the Dubai Police General Command to document and register it as a patent with the World Patent Organization ( WIPO).
First Lieutenant Al Bastaki gave an explanation of the male DNA and its important role in revealing cases, showing fingerprints in destructive and weak samples, quickly identifying the origins of unknown samples and revealing the identities of victims of natural disasters.
WAM / Amal Abidi / Awad Al-Mukhtar / Reda Abdel Nour