ArmInfo. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Intellectual Property Agency of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia and the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) to stimulate a learning culture in the field of intellectual property and deepen cooperation.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, a two-day seminar "Training of Teachers in the Field of Intellectual Property" started in Yerevan on November 18, to participate in which a delegation led by President of the KIPA Joonho Koh arrived. The conference will bring together experts in the field of intellectual property from Armenia and Korea.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the head of the Intellectual Property Agency Yerem Chakhoyan and President of the KIPA Joonho Koh. Within the framework of the document, the KIPA shares with the Intellectual Property Agency of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia its educational programs in the field of intellectual property. In order to stimulate a culture of learning in the field of intellectual property and deepen close ties between the two organizations, information and personnel will be exchanged. The parties will also cooperate in the development of human resources in the field of intellectual property, including teaching at universities, retraining of teachers and exchange of views and experience in the field through the organization of seminars, conferences, round tables and exhibitions.
The parties will exchange research, the necessary data, publications and other materials related to intellectual property, as well as ensure the participation of relevant specialists of their countries in conferences, forums and exhibitions organized in both countries.
The head of the Intellectual Property Agency, Yerem Chakhoyan, noted in his welcoming remarks that the Agency's delegation visited the KIPA Office in 2018 in order to familiarize themselves with the training programs developed by the latter in the field of intellectual property and introduce this experience in Armenia. Representatives of the delegation also took part in intellectual property courses in educational institutions, in particular in schools, visited electronic game production studios, were inspired and impressed by the curricula developed in the field of intellectual property and already implemented in Korean schools. Yerem Chakhoyan expressed hope that the two-day Yerevan seminar will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the best international experience in teaching in the field of intellectual property, and thanks to the events provided for in the memorandum, it will be possible to apply this experience in Armenia.
The President of the KIPA Joonho Koh in turn, welcoming the participants of the seminar, noted that he was very happy to be in Armenia and added that their team was ready to transfer their experience and knowledge in the field of intellectual property to Armenian colleagues.
Then, Deputy Minister Naira Margaryan met with Joonho Koh at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia. The interlocutors discussed the possibilities of further cooperation.