The Arab Bureau is continuously facilitating the implementation of intellectual property laws and also promoting means and mechanisms for their enforcement by assisting the Arab countries in formulating national policies in order to ensure the adequate protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for accelerating economic development and technology transfer.
In order for members of parliament of Arab countries to have a better understanding of intellectual property, study-visits are regularly organized to the WIPO headquarters for groups of parliamentarians from the Arab world. Also, the Bureau provides advice and consultations to specialized committees of parliament when considering and endorsing intellectual property laws.
National seminars and training workshops specifically designed for customs officials, public prosecutors, the judiciary, lawyers and parliamentarians are also regularly organized in cooperation with the Governments of Arab countries. The meetings aim to enhance a better understanding of the rights and obligations deriving from the TRIPS Agreement.
To provide technical assistance on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, the Bureau has produced a publication representing a comprehensive casebook of comparative judicial precedence on copyright and related rights entitled Principles of Copyright: Cases and Materials. This publication serves as reference material on related court decisions comprising jurisprudence from the common law and civil law traditions. The Bureau is also preparing a legal casebook on court decisions related to trademarks cases.