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Pioneering Intellectual Property Policy for Constantine 3 SALAH BOUBNIDER University, Algeria

Pioneering Intellectual Property Policy for Constantine 3 SALAH BOUBNIDER University, Algeria

Submitted by Efua Halm on Tue, 14/12/2021 - 12:57

December 14, 2021

The University of Constantine 3 SALAH BOUBNIDER organized a ceremony during which it officially adopted an Intellectual Property Policy.

Developed with the assistance of WIPO, this policy is a first for an Algerian University.

Prof. Ahmed Bouras, Rector of the University, underlined, in his opening speech, the importance of the event and the expected benefits that will emanate from the implementation of this policy, which are likely to further stimulate innovation and research in the country.

The Senior Director of the IP for Innovators Department (IPID) at WIPO, Mr. Alejandro Roca Campaña, also delivered an opening statement in which he reiterated the availability of the Organization to accompany the University in the implementation of its policy and to consolidate the support to the network of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Algeria.

The program further included several presentations on different aspects of intellectual property, including that of the Director of the External Office in Algeria on "Intellectual Property and WIPO services".

The adoption of this policy has sparked great interest and has been well received within the academic community.

Representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and Startups participated in this event as well as the National Office of Copyright and Related Rights (ONDA), the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI), the National Agency for the Valorization of Research and Technological Development Results (ANVREDET), several other universities and Research Centers and representatives from the Private Sector.

A team of researchers from the University, comprising exclusively of women, filed three patent applications with INAPI on the sidelines of this ceremony.

Other universities present expressed the wish to take advantage of this development by also creating similar policies in time.