Emirates Intellectual Property Association appoints CommuniGate Middle East to manage its media relations

Updated 17 August 2017
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Emirates Intellectual Property Association appoints CommuniGate Middle East to manage its media relations

The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), an organization dedicated to spreading public awareness of intellectual property rights in the UAE, has appointed CommuniGate Middle East, a leading marketing and public relations company, to handle its public relations (PR) strategy and media activities.
Established to raise the level of awareness and knowledge of all Emiratis and UAE residents concerning intellectual property laws, EIPA organizes workshops and related initiatives to combat piracy and the distribution of counterfeit goods in the country, as well as highlight the negative economic impact brought on by these illegal activities. The association and Dhahi Khalfan Intellectual Property Center, which falls under its umbrella, hold together periodic training workshops on intellectual property, its sections and ways and the reasons of protecting it, as part of EIPA’s mission on highlighting the importance of preserving the rights of creators and human thinkers.
The association exerts extensive efforts to protect trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Moreover, it aims to build an environment that upholds intellectual property rights as a means to promoting economic growth. EIPA seeks to showcase the UAE’s relentless efforts to protect these rights.
“The collaboration between EIPA and CommuniGate Middle East aims to make the general public more aware of EIPA’s mission and objectives through various media channels,” said Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al-Obaidly, assistant commander-in-chief for quality and excellence, Dubai Police and head of board of directors at EIPA. “Moreover, we are aiming to increase awareness of EIPA’s role in protecting intellectual property — combatting piracy and the further proliferation of counterfeit goods in the country, as well as highlighting the negative economic impact brought on by these illegal activities.”
Meanwhile, Mirna Sleem, managing director at CommuniGate Middle East, said: “We are honored to collaborate with EIPA to help support their mission and objective in educating the community on how to combat piracy and avoid the distribution of counterfeit goods in the country to strengthen the culture of intellectual property, in addition to highlighting EIPA’s initiatives to protect trademarks, patents, and copyrights for residents and citizens of the UAE.”
EIPA and CommuniGate Middle East will collaborate to roll out innovative and effective communications initiatives to raise awareness throughout the country in support of EIPA’s goal of promoting innovation and the country’s shift to knowledge-driven economy.
CommuniGate Middle East will manage EIPA’s regional and international media campaigns, awareness-raising initiatives, and other PR activities. Furthermore, CommuniGate will shed light on the association’s continuous efforts to protect intellectual property and its partnership with government agencies, civil society organizations, and other relevant institutions.


Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

Updated 22 May 2018
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Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

A team from Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s law department recently finished second in an Arabic moot court competition held at Kuwait International Law School.
The academic competition has teams of students from different law schools acting as advocates, and making written and spoken arguments to simulate a criminal law case.
Arabic moot court competitions have been hosted annually by one of the Arab universities in the region for the past five years. Thirteen teams representing different Arab countries took part in the Kuwait contest.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s major competencies include communication in both English and Arabic in professional and social situations; the ability to use modern technologies to acquire information, solve problems and produce planned results; the ability to reason logically and creatively to make informed and responsible decisions; the ability to perform professional responsibilities effectively in both local and international contexts; and being able to work effectively with others to accomplish tasks and achieve group goals.
The core competencies are a required part of curriculum for all students during their first two years in the college program. These competencies are evident on and off campus through student interaction with faculty, staff and others. This enables students to be successful in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of their communities.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, located in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest private universities in the Kingdom.
The university aims at educating the “whole” person; it recognizes that success in the world depends not only on knowledge of a specific academic discipline, but also on a broader set of skill and abilities.