Intellectual Property Right Office

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.
IP is divided into two categories:  Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.  Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs.

The innovation which is asked to SMEs for the country development needs critical support by Government agencies as well as public and private organizations to guarantee the protection of the results. The more these institutions can guarantee intellectual properties rights, the more entrepreneurs and enterprises will be motivated to invest into the research and development path. Here at EDIC we put a lot of commitment in promoting the protection and the intellectual property rights.