Iran to seek membership in IP umbrella body
Another sign that Iran is attempting to realign itself with the international business community was detected in October, when Mohammadreza Alizadeh, the head of the country’s Registration of Documents and Properties Organization revealed that Iran was seeking full membership in the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Quoted in Tehran Karva Kargar, Alizadeh said that a motion to this effect had been passed in by a legal commission of the government and will soon be discussed by the Iranian cabinet. It then will be brought before the Majles for final approval.
Iran currently is an observer member in the general assembly of WIPO. WIPO could provide Iran with valuable help to train manpower, prepare laws, and support intellectual rights of inventors and small industries, Alizadeh said. — (Albawaba-MEBG)