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Talk: Protection of IP Rights and the Role of Collective Management Organization

Thursday, March 08, 2012
Date Thursday, 08 March 2012
Time 12:00 PM (Registration)
Venue Salim Asghar Ali Hall, University of Management and Technology (UMT), C-II, Johar Town, Lahore
Who should attend Artists, art students, lawyers, and law students
Organizers Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO) and Center for Law and Policy (CLP)


The purpose of this talk is to educate artists and lawyers about intellectual property issues specific to the art industry and how these issues can be better handled through a collective management organization (CMO).

In Pakistan, a number of activities were undertaken in the past to promote the establishment of a CMO. Due to the lack of credible private sector partners, little tangible progress resulted from these efforts. However, there is a continuing interest in this area. For instance, a CMO has recently been established. More initiatives are required to ensure that Pakistani artists are properly protected from IP rights infringements.

About the speaker:

Ang Kwee Tiang is the Regional Director of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) for the Asia-Pacific region. As CISAC's representative since 1989, he has been directly involved in the creation of copyright organizations in many Asia Pacific countries.

He has undertaken numerous expert missions on behalf of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bhutan, Papua New Guinea, the Forum Island Countries, and Mongolia on issues related to copyright and collective management. He has delivered numerous lectures at the International Copyright Institute of the US Copyright Office.

Mr. Tiang holds a law degree from National University of Singapore and an LL.M. from University of London.


Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad
[LL.M. (Harvard); Advocate, High Court]
Director, Center for Law and Policy
Tel: +92-42-35211058
Cell: +92-305-4440621

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