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Kamil Idris Opens Up The Modern Laws Governing Intellectual Property

He is known to fight for the rights of the innovators and upcoming creative people and shielding them from ravenous sharks who steal other people’s ideas and own them. Professor Kamil Idris has served as the 3rd Director of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 1997 to 2008 and consequently as the 3rd Secretary-General of UPOV in the same period.

He is a Sudanese citizen where he was born in August 1954 and happily married to Azza Mohyeldin Ahmed and blessed with 5 children. He studied Bachelor of Law and Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Economic Theories at the University of Cairo, Khartoum Branch. He later joined Ohio University for International Law Masters. He can speak English, French, and Arabic.

Professor Kamil Idris has been a part-time journalist of El-Ayam and El-Sahafa newspapers. He has been a lecturer at Cairo University, Khartoum Branch and has been in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sudan. He has served as the legal advisor to the Sudanese delegation. He later moved to UN offices at Geneva where he was a member of the Sudanese mission. This landed him at WIPO.

At WIPO Professor Kamil Idris has dispensed valuable information on intellectual property (IP) especially during their annual celebration day on 26th April. He and others understood that without property rights some great inventions and technological advances can never see the light. That’s why in this day they celebrate both the human creativity of various artists, innovators, and IP rights while reminding people of the need to protect their creativity.

Recently Professor Kamil Idris shed some light on some of the modern laws that govern the four types of IP which are copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Of course, there are laws that give the inventor of something a right to own their product. These rights promote economic growth while encouraging entrepreneurs and various businesses to continue being more innovative.

It is the IP that has caused some trade wars between China and USA, that’s why IP laws will continue to be intensified. In EU, EPO has the largest obstacle of translating patent into various languages thus a company elsewhere can own the same innovation making registering of patent very difficult in EU. That’s why European Union Trade Secrets Directive (EUTSD) was formed to resolve the issues.

 

NGP VAN Helps Campaigns all the Way

Simple hand shakes, baby kissing and passing out of buttons is not enough to make it a recognizable imprint on the digitized and modernized voting public of today. It requires specific tools and skill sets to maximize the need to contact voters through devices and other forms of media. This is, of course, on top of all the speaking points and the platform of the political campaign itself.

The long story short, successful campaigns are not just thrown together, they come to life after being designed by experienced professionals with insights and expertise. And, then there is the issue of picking the right campaign team that aligns with the overall basic values of the client. A good option for Democratic and Progressive candidates running for elections is the NGP VAN group of professionals who are a leading provider of technology in this field.

Of course, NGP VAN does everything it can to produce a successful campaign, but there are tasks every candidate or organization can do to help the process along. The the first thing to do is put together a plan of communication or basic message meant to reach the public. IT can include background information and other pertinent salient talking points.

 

Another huge step that will help any campaign team is to have a website up and ready before the campaign launch date. This allows for the easy and convenient sharing of information between a candidate and his or her team to the constituency. In this particular field, NGP VAN performs particularly well, because its digital tools are compatible with any and all websites.

 

The following step of having data collection is a critically crucial to the success of a campaign’s purpose and power. This is where software and technology like Digital 8 is a lifesaver for thousands of campaigns and candidates. It works seamlessly with NGP’s My Campaign database that really get to the art if contact and recording feedback from a grassroots level. With all these previous steps in place, performing tasks such as creating a branded logo and running digital ads fall right in place. Which means all a candidate really has to do with working with NGP VAN is get ready for the inflow of support and awareness.

 

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Yeonmi Park: Free and Writing About It

There are certain parts of the world that are total nightmares. Yeonmi Park has lived plenty of nightmares in her upbringing. The biggest nightmares that she has lived was growing up in North Korea. In her teens, she and her family escaped and wound up experiencing a completely different nightmare. Yeonmi, her mother, and her sister were trafficked for a few years. She eventually got reunited with her family and has made it to true freedom. She eventually learned what her rights are as a human being. Freedom turned out to be something way beyond what she imagined.
This overwhelming new life has eventually led Yeonmi to work towards giving people in her country to experience a completely new life. This led to her appearance at the One Young World Summit and her recalling all of the horrors of North Korea as well as her new book entitled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. This Amazon released book goes in depth about her time being trafficked during her escape in China.

The book as reviewed by wikipedia content writers, goes into every brutal aspect of what she has gone through while being trafficked. It pulls no punches in telling about all of the abuse she has suffered. Her book is also an empowering story about the courage to do what it takes to break free from oppression. Her book stays away from sensationalizing the events and is told as Yeonmi remembers it, as she told The Reason. While being oppressed and trafficked is something no one should have to endure, Yeonmi has shown that one can gain value from her experiences and use it to work towards a greater good for others.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3255914/Woman-relives-nearly-raped-trafficker-smuggled-North-Korea-aged-13-saved-mother-offered-instead.html

Freedom – the Yeonmi Park Story

What could a 20-year-old, slip of a girl have possibly done to make an entire country launch a propaganda campaign against her? Escape their communist regime, of course. Yeonmi Park spoke recently with Reason TV about her harrowing journey out of North Korea, the tremendous and horrific obstacles she faced and her book, in which she recounts her story.
Yeonmi was just 13 years old when she and her mother embarked on their journey that at first brought them to China. Their trek lasted for years and took them on a long and convoluted journey before they safely reached South Korea.

In her Amazon released book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, she recounts the hardships she and her family had to endure even before they left North Korea. The poverty, hunger, and the very real threat of concentration camps was very real. She tells of her travels that put her in contact with criminal elements, specifically, human traffickers, and the abuse she suffered at their hands.

The loss of her father was a huge blow to her. He had escaped himself and joined up with her, but sadly, he lost a battle with cancer that had gone untreated.

Yeonmi expresses concern that other countries see North Korea as a joke, and she acknowledges it is in fact, a very horrible joke.

She is currently living in South Korea and is a criminal justice student. She is a passionate activist and has spoken at several human rights summits.
To find out more of what Yeonmi endured and what she is doing currently do help her fellow countrymen, check out the interview at Your text to link….