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* American Center in Sri Lanka to mark World Intellectual Property Day
Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 11:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: The American Center in Sri Lanka together with the Law Faculty of Colombo University is preparing to host a panel discussion on Intellectual Property Rights to mark the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day.

The event will be held at the Law Faculty of Colombo University on April 26th at 4:00 p.m.targeting an audience of university students, academics, representatives of the music and film industry, representatives of the private sector, media, and public.

April 26, also marks the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

This year's World IP Day theme, "Innovation - Linking the World" will focus on how innovation has created and continues to foster, physical, intellectual, social, and cultural connections among individuals and societies around the world, an invitation issued by the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said.

The American Center will be hosting a panel with eminent panelists to help raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property to the global economy.

The distinguished panelists include Dr. D. M. Karunaratne, Director General of the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka, Mr. N. Selvakumaran, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, and Mr. Dinal Phillips, Presidents Counsel.

Pianist and Music Director of Soul Sounds, Ms. Soundarie David-Rodrigo will give an introduction on Intellectual Property Law and provide a brief comparison between U.S. and Sri Lankan IP Law at the discussion.


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