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Ali & Associates and U.S. Consulate Karachi Celebrate IP Day with Call to Empower Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs

10 May 2023

By Ali & Associates

Karachi, Pakistan - Ali & Associates, a globally recognized Law Firm based in Pakistan with a focus on Intellectual Property Law, hosted a Panel Discussion on World Intellectual Property Day in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate Karachi at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC), Karachi.

The Panel Discussion, moderated by Hanya Haroon, Partner, Ali & Associates brought together distinguished speakers, including John Cabeca, Former Director at United States Patent Trademark Office, Ameena Saiyid, OBE, Sitara Imtiaz, Maleeha Mimi Bangash, Expert Consultant Digital Banking at the International Finance Corporation, and Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, Co-Founder and COO of Sehat Kahani.

The event was attended by foreign dignitaries, leading entrepreneurs, and professionals from the Corporate Sector. During the discussion, the speakers highlighted the importance of encouraging women to use the IP system to protect and add value to their work.

Karimullah Adeni, Managing Partner, Ali & Associates, said, "Penalties, effective enforcement of laws, and rigorous measures to safeguard Intellectual Property assets are the driving forces that empower innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists to unleash the full potential of their creations.”

Ali Kabir Shah, Partner, Ali & Associates, shared his thoughts on how technology can play a vital role in promoting women-led businesses. “Digital technologies can potentially transform how businesses are conducted, and women entrepreneurs can benefit significantly from it. The need is to focus on creating a digital ecosystem that empowers women entrepreneurs and gives them access to the global market.”

The discussion was followed by a networking session and Hi-Tea, where attendees had the opportunity to interact with the speakers and exchange ideas. The event provided a platform for dialogue and collaboration to promote women’s innovation and provide a conducive environment to enable them to actively become engaged in entrepreneurship and commercial activities at large.