Kamil Idris, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), said that starting from April 11, 2007, Azerbaijan will join the Intellectual Property Rights Treaty, which was approved by the Diplomatic Conference on December 20, 1996, Trend reports referring to a message spread by WIPO.
Intellectual property and related rights are legal conceptions that make their contribution to cultural and economic development among nations through respecting and protecting the copyrights. The intellectual property rights legislation plays a leading role in presenting contributions and rights of different partners engaged in the sphere of culture, as well as in relations between them and the society.
Via the Sector of Intellectual Property Rights, WIPO has devoted itself to the fulfillment of this important role. The Sector is currently engaged in elaborating international norms and standards in the field of intellectual property rights. It works closely with the permanent Committee for Intellectual Property Rights, which is currently engaged in discussing the issue on modernization of the international protection of the rights on broadcasting organizations, as well as possible introduction of the international protection of databases, which do not meet with the conditions of protection in accordance with the intellectual property rights.
In addition, the Sector of Intellectual Property and Related Rights is actively popularizing the WIPO Intellectual Property Rights Treaty and WIPO Treaty on Performance and Phonograms, known as WIPO Treaties in the Field of Internet, by organizing sittings and seminars and presenting rapporteurs for other arrangements organized by WIPO. These treaties are a part of the Digit Agenda for WIPO, which formulates a great number of ideas and aims to WIPO elaborating practical solutions of problems arising due to the new technologies impact on copyrights..
WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to the developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.
WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.