in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th
edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with
its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR
protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.
Participants in the press conference pointed out
that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and
educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and
the country’s economy.
conference was held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Dubai in the
presence of Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for
Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department at
the Ministry of Education, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at
Dubai Customs, and Mahbouba Baqir, Manager of Awareness and Education Section
at IPR Department.
Dr. Al Dahak
hailed Dubai Customs raising awareness activities that spread the knowledge
about the importance of protecting intellectual property. She also pointed out
the Ministry’s efforts in enticing creativity amongst its students for more
national development and progress.
In the press
conference Ozair thanked the Ministry of Education for their active involvement
and support to this award.
He added: “The launch of the
tenth edition of this award is a continuation to our success in the last years’
editions. We have been raising awareness amongst students around the perils of
counterfeit products through the award for the last ten years. This is part of
an internal culture within Dubai Customs inspired by the wise vision and
directives of His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of
More than 165,800 students from 172 schools and 30
universities participated and benefited from awareness campaigns that
accompanied the award from its launch until the end of Q3 2017.
On her part, Mahbouba Baqir said the IPR
Department launched “Ambassadors of Intellectual Property Rights” at the
beginning of the academic year 2016-2017 to encourage students organize their
own IPR awareness campaigns.
Dubai Customs sponsors the annual Children’s
International Film Festival and awards the winning films.
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