U.S. Helps Strengthen Local Courts’ Capacity to Protect IPR

Today, over 60 judges from union, regional and district levels along with officials from related government ministries gathered in Nay Pyi Taw to learn from U.S. legal experts about international practices used by courts to protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). At a three-day workshop organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Myanmar Supreme Court, U.S. judges and IPR legal experts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will share practical insights into the importance of protecting IPR, including complying with requirements in key international IPR agreements such as the WTO’s Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint.  Read More