AU Students Win first place at Dubai Customs Intellectual Property Award

Monday, May 07, 2018

The Ajman University team won the first prize in the Intellectual Property Award for UAE Schools and Universities at the national level for the academic year 2017-2018 organized by Dubai Customs in its tenth edition. 

Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Thiab Al-Rashidi, Deputy Consul General of Korea Kim Yung Su, Indian Commercial Consul Binkaj Bukdkahi, Egyptian Commercial Representative Dr Yunan Edward, Canadian Trade Commissioner Kite Stackey, and a number of trademark owners and government officials.

Around 70 awareness campaign events were organized, they targeted different segments of society in 2017, and 18 events in the first quarter of 2018. The target was the younger generation in order to raise their awareness around the hazards of counterfeit products.

A total of 165,824 students from 172 schools and 30 universities have participated in the award since its launch up to the end of 2017. We are happy today to award the schools and universities that win the 2017-2018 award.

Director of Dubai Customs awarded the winner from schools and universities. Ajman University won the First place in the universities category across the UAE.

The project team comprised of students and faculty members from the college of law and College of Mass Communication and Humanities colleges. It was entitled "Innovation is the foundation of life." The project included several awareness campaigns aimed at the community they were organized in commercial centers, cultural festivals and special events to protect innovators, schools and government bodies such as the Department of Economic Development, Sharjah Police and the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman. The website documenting the campaign's activities is http://ibl.ajman.ac.ae 

The Intellectual Property Award for Schools and Universities is part of the Dubai Customs Intellectual Property Rights Management Plan, which aims to maximize community contributions in the field of intellectual property protection and promote students' awareness of the issue of intellectual property and how to preserve their status as the most important consumer segment.


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