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Ali & Associates Hosts Roundtable Discussion on IP and SDGs with U.S. Consulate General Karachi

06 May 2024

By Ali & Associates

KARACHI: Ali & Associates in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Karachi hosted a Roundtable Discussion on the occassion of World IP Day 2024, "IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity". 

The meeting brought together distinguished figures from various sectors, including Government, Academia, and innovative industry leaders, to have a discourse on the crucial role of intellectual property in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. 

The event provided a platform for insightful discussions and exchange of ideas on leveraging innovation and creativity to address global challenges. The participants emphasized the importance of the commitment of both Government and Private stakeholders to collaborate and harness Intellectual Property Rights to drive economic growth. 

Among the esteemed attendees were:

•  John Cabeca, United States Intellectual Property Counselor for South Asia and Former Director at the United States Patent Trademark Office
•  Ali Kabir Shah, Partner, Ali & Associates
•  Zubia Hassan, Controller of Patents and Registrar of Designs at Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan
•  Ahmed Hasan, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UNDP
•  Shehzer Amir Shaikh, Economic Policy Analyst, UNDP
•  Sahibzadi Mahin Khan, President, Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry Korangi Karachi
•  Muneeba Haroon, Chief Operating Officer, The Green Ark
•  Aly Hassam, Director, Centre for Law & Technology, Ziauddin University
•  Anas Niaz, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder, Bioniks

Our firm remains dedicated to facilitating such platforms for knowledge exchange and fostering a conducive environment for Intellectual Property protection and innovation.