Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Organized at GCWU, Faisalabad

PASTIC Sub-Centre, Faisalabad in collaboration with Government College Women University (GCWU), Faisalabad and Intellectual Property Organization (IPO)-Pakistan organized a one-day Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights at the GCWU, Faisalabad on August 28, 2015. The workshop was aimed at giving an orientation to the University faculty members about the basics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and the essential requirements for its protection. As many as 70 participants including Deans, Directors and senior faculty members attended the workshop.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (SI), Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation, was the Chief Guest, while Prof. Dr. Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Vice Chancellor, GCWU, Faisalabad, was the Guest of Honour at the Workshop.

Prof. Dr. Nighat Bhatty, Coordinator Science & Technology-GCWUF, delivered the welcome address. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh, Director General, PASTIC/Member Science-PSF gave the Introductory Remarks.

The Chief Guest of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF shared his views about significance and requirement of such kind of activities and appreciated the efforts of PASTIC & GCWU for arranging the activity. At the end of the inaugural session, shields were presented to the resource persons, organizers, the Chief Gust, and Guest of Honour.

In the technical session participants learned about the importance of IP rights, copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design, trade secrets, drafting and filling of patent application.

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