Amu seeks WIPO support to accelerate industrialization


DHAKA, Mar 19, 2018 (BSS) – Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today sought technical support from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to accelerate the country’s industrialization.

“Under the prudent policy and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is moving forward towards development,” he said while exchanging views with WIPO Deputy Director General Jhon B Sandage at the Industries Ministry in the city, said a press release.

During the meeting, they discussed on various issues, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Jhon B Sandage said PCT will accelerate the infrastructure development of the country, uses of information and technology and environment friendly green industrialization.

“A total of 152 member counties of the WIPO have already signed the agreement,” he added.

Amu said Bangladesh is actively considering the issue of signing PCT for accelerating the country’s industrialization.

Among others, Industries Secretary Muhammad Abdullah, Register of the Patent, Design and Trade Mark Department (DPDT) M Sanwar Hossain and senior officials of the Industries Ministry were present at the meeting.