IPMED in Jordan held an awareness session on Intellectual Property Rights for Yarmouk University´s students and professors


The IPMED project " Intellectual Properties Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean Region" led by Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation "JEDCO" and the "Industrial Property Protection Directorate" at the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply , in cooperation with Al-Yarmouk University, organized on Sunday 6th March 2022 an awareness-session on industrial property rights for 79 students and professors working in the University in order to clarify the formal and objective conditions required by the Jordanian Protection Industrial Property Law.

The President's Deputy at Yarmouk University, Dr. Muaffaq Al-Omoush , praised the response of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Supply through the Industrial Property Protection Directorate to their request to know more about the industrial property rights.

The team of the Industrial Property Protection Directorate,referred to the importance of intellectual property rights and the need to strengthen cooperation frameworks between the concerned parties, stressing that this awareness session comes within a series of awareness-raising activities directed at the public and private sector carried out by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply.

Lana Al-Zou'bi, the project's communication manager of IPMED in JEDCO, said that the main priority of the project is to develop small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote economic and social development and support innovative entrepreneurs’ projects. These objectives fall in line with national goals to improve and develop the business environment for SMEs and promote a culture of entrepreneurship.

She added that the project contributes to the innovation potential of start-ups and young and women entrepreneurs through enhancing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) support by facilitating access to IPR and commercialization schemes, and strengthening IPR-related knowledge and awareness, noting that the project is being implemented since September 2019 and will run for 3 years.

in the awareness session, it was also discussed the concept of trademarks, industrial models, governing legislation, registration guidelines for trademarks and industrial models and the importance of registering industrial property rights and the harms of infringement on them, as well as explaining some topics related to industrial property that aim to increase creative and innovative activities.

Discussions for cooperation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry and Yarmouk University, to establish a Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) unit are underdoing. It would aim at exchanging information related to patents, publications related to intellectual property, and assistance in searching technological information, in addition to training on operations Searching databases, monitoring technology, competitors and basic information on industrial property laws and marketing information.