Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme signs MoU with Emirates Intellectual Property Association

DUBAI, The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association, EIPA, with the aim of promoting their cooperation and creating a prosperous strategic partnership in various areas, through implementing a joint working framework, coordinating with relevant authorities, and benefitting from their joint expertise, as well as exchanging studies, to enhance their organisational work and achieve their joint strategic goals.

The MoU was signed by Jamila Mohammed Al Fandi, Director-General of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, and Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant General Commander for Excellence and Entrepreneurship at the Association, at the programme’s headquarters in Dubai, in the presence of several officials from both sides.

Al Fandi said that the MoU is part of the programme’s efforts to achieve the directives of the wise leadership to promote the concept of intellectual property, present innovative government services and achieve their strategic goals while stressing that the MoU will help to promote and develop joint cooperation and exchange knowledge and information on intellectual property, as well as introduce relevant legal programmes and awareness programmes.

Al Obaidly said that the MoU is based on their belief in the necessity of protecting intellectual property rights, which has become a vital tool in driving economic growth and social prosperity and strategically employing intellectual property rights, to serve the national efforts and foresee the future of the coming generations.

He also expressed his optimism for the MoU, which is in line with the strategic directives of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to create an environment that encourages innovation, and the UAE’s approach to creating a sustainable future.

The MoU also aims to provide the programme with the best applications and practices related to intellectual property and develop relevant legal systems and awareness programmes, as well as to exchange related knowledge, through organising workshops and lectures that aim to raise awareness about intellectual property rights for the programme’s employees.

Source: Emirates News Agency