IPR awareness workshop for judiciary officials

Bangladesh Copyright and Industrial Property Forum (BIPF) has taken fresh initiative to give pro bono legal advice to the inventors in different fields to protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). BIPF announced this at the launching event of ‘IP Plus Law Clinic’ at a city hotel on Saturday.

Under this initiative, IP Plus Law Clinic will serve the start-up business, innovators and creative communities for settling their sector relevant legal and business issues.

Organisers said innovative people are deprived of getting proper value of their creations due to lack of strict enforcement of the IPRs Act. Extensive infringement of IPRs have discouraged creativity and deprived artistic works of their real economic value and protection of originality, they mentioned.

‘We will provide the intellectual property holders with legal and consultancy support. We have many creative minds in our country and implementation of the proposed copyright law will help us to boost more innovations,’ said forum’s president Kazi Zahin Hassan at a briefing at the Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

IP Plus executive director ABM Hamidul Mishbah said the creative people were less aware of the legal system and they needed support to make their innovation sustainable.