MyIPO kicks off Teh Tarik sessions for 2014
By Digital News Asia April 10, 2014
- Emphasis to engage stakeholders in creating interest in IP
- IP as driving force spurring innovation, stimulating creativity
THE Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia or MyIPO welcomed its 1st Teh Tarik Session for the year, following the six successful sessions held last year.
Shamsiah Kamaruddin (pic), deputy director general of MyIPO, in her welcoming remarks, emphasised that the focus of the Teh Tarik Sessions are to engage stakeholders and key players in creating the awareness, generating interest and demonstrating the creation of a sustainable Intellectual Property (IP) ecosystem under the three main pillars of IP Valuation, IP Financing and IP Marketplace.
“IP rights are not new in Malaysia and as the custodian of IP rights, MyIPO has been creating the needed awareness in IP protection and capacity building with the general public as well as stakeholders; all towards the creation of a healthy, vibrant and exciting IP ecosystem,” she added.
The kick-off Teh Tarik Session, held on March 28 2014 focused on ICT companies as IP is a vital asset for all tech and innovation based companies.
Each of the subsequent sessions will provide an excellent opportunity for businesses, influencers, stakeholders and key players to participate, engage, and share best practices in the area of IP Valuation and IP Financing.
For this year’s Teh Tarik sessions, MyIPO is targeting sectors such as ICT, entertainment, creative, multimedia, biotechnology, green technology, research institutes, universities, as well as IP practitioners, IP agents, and accountants.
MyIPO advocates IP as the driving force for spurring innovation, stimulating creativity, facilitating trade and investment, attracting more R&D into science and technology, all of which are essential components for sustainable economic growth and social development.
MyIPO plans to have its Teh Tarik Sessions at least once a month till the year end. For more information and updates, click here.