Syed Imran Ali (Assistant Manager, ORIC) had attended two half-day international webinars on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Youth, organized under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) PCT and Youth Project.   

These international webinars are organized by WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO), Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan and the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPTD), Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh. WIPO is a Geneva-based specialized agency of the United Nations, whose mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of everyone and everywhere in the world.

The PCT and Youth Project aims to create a level-playing field in terms of awareness through knowledge dissemination and capacity-building on the international patent system and other related services provided by WIPO for the young innovators, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and lawyers in Pakistan and Bangladesh, emphasizing the PCT as a tool to seek international protection. The targeted audience for this project is bachelor, masters and doctoral students specializing in science, technology, business and law, young entrepreneurs from national incubations centers, science and technology parks, start-ups, spin-offs, and young lawyers from local law firms.