Conference on Intellectual Property and its Impact on Economic Development

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria
September 19, 2016

The U.S. government is committed to the effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights around the world, and recognizes the important role such enforcement plays in promoting economic development.

On September 20-21, 2016 in Algiers, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the National Office of Copyright and Neighboring Rights, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property is organizing a seminar on industrial property titled:    “Intellectual Property Rights and the Impact on Economic Development: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Algeria.”

The seminar will feature visiting American experts:

  • Ms. Aisha Salem, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa, and
  • Dr. Tim Wittig, Advisor to Federal Laboratories Protection Technology and Transfer Challenges.

They will join Algerian experts to discuss industrial property rights and their impact on technology and innovation-based economy.

Members of the press are invited to cover the opening ceremony of the seminar on September 20 from 0900-1030 at El Aurassi Hotel, Y.W.Y Room.  The opening ceremony will feature remarks by senior American and Algerian officials.  Interested press should contact to register.