Engaging youth in intellectual property protection

Innovation and creativity goes hand in hand with today’s youth, hence, the knowledge and extent of intellectual property rights is indispensable for them. In this regard, to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day 2014, BIPF launched the IP Youth Camp at the Mujaffor Ahmed Auditorium in Dhaka University on April 25, 2014.

While addressing the audience, Kazi Zahin Hasan, Chairman of BIPF urged the youth to refrain from piracy and embrace open source software. The daylong camp consisted sessions of lectures, visual presentations and Q&A. Manjurur Rahman, eminent copyright expert of Bangladesh provided an extensive discussion on copyright and related rights. Barrister A B M Hamidul Mishbah, founder of BIPF took trough the audience on the various elements of intellectual property and youth engagement.

Mr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas ndc, secretary, ministry of cultural affairs was present at the workshop as the Chief Guest and gave away certificates to the participants upon completion of the youth camp.

Members of Volunteer for IP (VIP), a youth initiative of BIPF participated at the youth camp. Copyright Office, DPDT, Microsoft and EMK centre were the associating partners at the camp.