Law has many fields and each of this field has been advancing in its own way and at a different pace. One law field that has been growing tremendously and the fastest worldwide is intellectual property law. The evolution of the intellectual property law was rapid and unprecedented. Some of the four things that triggered the evolution of intellectual property law include the independence of nations, emergence of intangible assets, unprecedented advances in technology and sciences and the advent of the Internet. Although there are some people who have contributed to the fast growth of the intellectual property law, Kamil Idris may have done better than all.
The digital revolution is known to have a greater effect on the use, protection and creation and intellectual property. Among the many electronic commerce transactions that take place, most of them have intellectual property component in them. Without the intellectual property law that Dr. Kamil worked so hard on, it would not be possible to keep commercial viability secure. This means it would not be possible to have viable employment vacancies, innumerable industries, and revenue generation to boost the economic growth and well-being of the Nations. According to Kamil Idris, a country should not only use intellectual property to assess the innovation and creativity of its people. It should also convert the intellectual property into concrete economic assets for its people.
It would not be possible for the research institutions, universities, economies, companies and individuals to compete in the international market more effectively without intellectual property law. As Kamil would affirm, it would be even more difficult to compete in a world with material disparities. Kamil hails from Sudan and he has competently served as the Director General of WIPO–World Intellectual Property Organization. He has served in other various positions while still in WIPO. He was the Deputy Director General from 1994 to 1997.
Kamil Idris went to Khartoum University and graduated with a law degree before proceeding to Ohio University for his Master’s degrees in International Affairs and International Law. He also graduated with a doctorate degree in International Law from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He has served as the Commissioner of Oaths and Advocate before he became the Ambassador and Professor of International Law in the Sudanese Foreign Service.
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