Second  Meeting of ECO Coordination Committee on Industrial Property Rights

The second meeting of "ECO Coordination Committee on Industrial Property Rights" was held on 16 June 2014 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The Meeting was co-organized by host authority, State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of Republic of Azerbaijan (Azpatent) and the ECO Secretariat. Delegates from Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey and the ECO Secretariat attended the Event. During the Meeting participating delegations delivered their statements/presentations introducing the institutional and regulatory structures and activities of their national organizations in charge of industrial property rights and expressed their interest for regional cooperation in this important field. Representatives of the ECO Secretariat also delivered a progress report on the activities regarding implementation of the respective ECO Action Plan and relevant decisions.

The Meeting further reviewed the latest international and regional trends and discussed the priority areas for future course of action. The third Meeting of the Committee will be hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2015.