Iran, S. Korea Hold Joint Seminar on Intellectual Property

Iran and South Korea as two close economic partners have held a joint seminar on intellectual property in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

“The cooperation between Tehran and Seoul in the field of intellectual property rights is of great significance especially because South Korea is one of the main economic partners of Iran in the Asia and the world,” said Head of the Intellectual Property Office at Iran’s Judiciary, Ahmad Ali Mohsenzadeh.

Addressing the joint seminar between Iran and South Korea on the intellectual property, Mohsenzadeh also said the first seminar on intellectual property between the two countries is aimed at making the South Korean investors more familiar with the relevant laws in Iran to pave the way for their investment in the country.

“Iran attaches great significance to the seminar particularly because our resistance economy is a knowledge economy,” he said, according to a Farsi report by ILNA.

The Iranian official went on saying that last week he hosted a group of managers and investors from South Korea in Tehran.

“The meeting was organized by South Korea’s embassy in Tehran and during the meeting, we took advantage of the South Korean managers and investors’ experiences,” he said.

He said South Korea is among the pioneering countries in the field of intellectual property and expressed the hope that the joint seminar would serve as prelude to more and larger training seminars on the intellectual property.

Meanwhile, South Korean ambassador to Tehran said, for his part, the joint seminar would provide companies in his country with more knowledge about the Iranian laws in the area of intellectual property.

The familiarization can foster bilateral ties, Kim Seung-ho said. He further descried the intellectual property as a base for the two countries’ economies.

He added that today’s knowledge knows no limit and the intellectual property rights are established to promote the rights.

Intellectual property refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law and intellectual property rights are the rights granted to the creators of IP and include trademarks, copyright, patents, and industrial design rights.

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