Awareness-raising MoU signed to promote intellectual property rights in Riyadh

The MoU is to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property and respect for its rights. (Supplied)
Updated 06 May 2019

Awareness-raising MoU signed to promote intellectual property rights in Riyadh

  • The MoU is to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property and respect for its rights

RIYADH: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, represented by Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property Policies and Partnerships Sami Al-Sudais, and the National Center for Assessment (Qiyas), represented by Executive Vice President Abdullah Al-Qatei, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh.
The MoU is to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property and respect for its rights, by conducting a mandatory questionnaire on intellectual property, preparing a licensing test for an intellectual property agent, exchanging scientific advice and expertise, and cooperating in any research or scientific projects related to the tasks of the two sides.
Al-Sudais stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation with Qiyas and other entities, so that the authority could achieve its strategic goals and provide its services to enhance their quality and contribution to serving the economy.
Recently, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property launched a major awareness campaign to mark its first participation in World Intellectual Property Day.


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.