Dr. Kamil Idris on the intellectual property rights.
The international influence is increasingly changing the norms and laws that govern the worldwide development. This aspect is evident as the gap between the developed nations and the inferior nations is closing. The globalization factor brings the purpose of every country to be innovative as well as enhancing development. Laws governing Intellectual Property in this period could be the aspect needed in controlling the influence without reducing the creative part of it.
Intellectual property could be in areas such as arts or science, literature, trade, food, and health, as well as economics. These areas give the thinker an area of focus where his or her ideas can be channeled to make an invention or a particular product. IP has a similar aspect when dealing with countries that have a better advantage technologically as well as having the relevant recourses when acquiring patents from the inferior nations.
Kamil Idris divulged further on the increasing effects of globalization on rights to intellectual property. Kamil is a previous director at WIPO based in Geneva. He reveals the swift rise of submitted patents is due to the effect of globalization.
In this developing age in the technological age, there are a lot of counter fitting under patents making the regulations governing Intellectual Property ownership very bleak. Another aspect is the number of patent requests that stay for a while without being acted or considered.
Kamil explains how insufficient resources and inadequate training on intellectual property dramatically affects developing countries as they are left behind. This notion is especially evident in African nations. He divulges that the initiative of WIPO to provide efficiently as well as affordable services to these nations could be of more significant assistance to individuals as well as companies quicken the patent approval process.
Kamil reveals that only two percent of the patents provided and actualized come from Africa. This analysis implies they are solely dependent on developing nations such as Europe, and it also suggests companies can own intellectual properties gotten from ideas from these non-developed nations exploiting their resources but won’t return a part of the wealth to the local countries.
Kamil says that WIPO should provide forums for countries to have similar regulations and be collaborative as well as facilitate the WIPO Copyright Treaty.