JEDDAH: A Saudi Arabian candidate, Sami Al-Sudais, was named chairman of the Arab League’s Technical Committee for Intellectual Property on Tuesday.
The two-year unanimous appointment recognizes Al-Sudais’ work on intellectual property projects as executive vice president for Intellectual Property Policies and Partnerships at the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SAIP).
The decision came during the committee’s fifth meeting, organized by the Department of Intellectual Property and Competitiveness at the Arab League headquarters.
“One of the committee’s chief objectives is to enhance coordination in the domain of intellectual property in Arab countries, unify opinions and benefit from the experiences and capabilities in the Arab countries, and improve the intellectual property system in the Arab countries,” Al-Sudais said.
SAIP initiatives are aimed at strengthening the intellectual property system in the Kingdom in addition to preparing the national strategy for intellectual property, he added.
Intellectual property is a key aspect of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative to encourage business.
“Whenever we ensure that there is a compatible intellectual property system at the national level, we will ensure the facilitation of doing business as well as attracting foreign investment,” Al-Sudais said.