Patents, trademarks and copyrights and counterfeiting will be at the forefront at the WIPO’s Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy that meets in Dubai from February 3-5, 2008. The meeting is to focus on the following key themes:
- Health and Safety Risks Counterfeit Products Pose to Consumers;
- Raising Awareness of the Full Economic and Social Costs of Counterfeiting and Piracy;
- The Growing Problem of the Sale of Counterfeit and Pirated Products over the Internet; and,
- Strengthening Cooperation and Collaboration at the Global Level.
“The Congress will bring together policy makers and experts from more than 60 countries to explore and identify concrete measures and resources to counter the damaging effects of the illegal trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.” Click To Read The WIPO Announcement.