Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly launched the country’s National Strategy for Intellectual Property, with the aim to pave the way for a legislative environment on IP and support digital transformation in government services as well as spread the concepts of innovation by merging such concepts with all phases of the educational process.
This came during a ceremony held on Wednesday in the New Administrative Capital, in the presence of a host of ministers and local and international officials, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director-General Daren Tang.
The ceremony, held under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, is in line with the WIPO Development Agenda, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and Egypt’s Vision 2030 also, according to a statement released by the Cabinet.
In his address, Madbouly said: “The step reflects the country’s interest in this area given the role that the intellectual property (IP) system can play in advancing the Egyptian economy and achieving the sustainable goals of the county’s Vision 2030.”
The strategy is the first-ever step of its kind for IP and aims to realize governance of the institutional structure of IP by establishing a national apparatus for IP as well as boost digital transformation and provide registration services in IT methods, the statement explained.
It’s worth mentioning that Egypt has been a member of WIPO since 1975, and has inked ned 14 agreements administered by the organization.