Muscat: Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry met in his office yesterday with Dr. Shareef Sa’ad Allah, Executive Manager of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy.
They reviewed cooperation between the Ministry and WIPO Academy and means of developing such cooperation for training and rehabilitating Omani reviewers in assessing and registering patents and trademarks.
They also discussed the possibility of introducing a master degree programme in intellectual property at the Omani higher education institutions.
It should be noted that the Ministry has intensified its cooperation with WIPO over the past three years and had provided specialised training workshops for IP professionals. It also introduced a system for e-registration of trade marks, patency and industrial designs. It also created a data base for regularising the intellectual property applications.