For hundreds of years, sovereign states and organizations of nations alike have provided their constituents with patent, trademark, and copyright protections that effectively prevent others from legally using the inventions of their original creator.
These registry systems are a means of claiming “dibs” on unique ideas that people come up with. They effectively encourage people to continue thinking of new ideas in hopes of profiting from them; if a country didn’t have protections in place against the unauthorized use of various forms of intellectual property, its constituents would likely live elsewhere, in turn lowering the economic potential of the non-protectionist nation in question.
Although most of us wouldn’t want to study intellectual property for upwards of eight years – not to mention writing books about copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, teaching others about intellectual property, and otherwise being completely invested in intellectual property.
Professor Kamil Idris, the former head of the World Intellectual Property Organization, is an expert in anything and everything associated with intellectual property. Although he didn’t study the field of protectionism in school, he did learn all about international law for a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree.
The beauty of intellectual property, as crazy as it may sound, is something Professor Kamil Idris never takes for granted
As a matter of fact, Mr. Kamil Idris has attended the World Intellectual Property Day – the event is organized and funded by the World Intellectual Property Organization, an international protectionist group that keeps entrepreneurs’ ideas safe from others’ unauthorized use of them for their own gain – every year since it was founded in 2000.
Professor Idris created the World Intellectual Property Day in his third year with the WIPO to help raise awareness for just how important intellectual property really is, especially in absolutely impoverished areas like countless countries in Africa.
While Idris knows intellectual property is undeniably positive, it also has a downside or two
Today, the average business on planet Earth engages in more commercial activities with people around the world than ever before. This globalization has led to thicker books packed full of backlogged intellectual property protection requests.