Kamil Idris is accomplished lawyer and has helped to maintain relations between other countries. He was born in Sudan and now live in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his Baccalaureate Degree in Law from University of Khartoum. Then, he went on to obtain his PhD of International Law from Switzerland’s Geneva University. Also, Idris has been honored with 19 honorary PhD law degrees from many worldwide universities. He has served in many prominent positions such director general for World Intellectual Property Organization and a member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations. Dr. Kamil Idris has also written both a memoir and books on the topic of intellectual property. He is currently the president of The International Court of Arbitration and Mediation. Idris’s law expertise has allowed him to publish many books on different law topics such as intellectual property and international law.
Ventureoutsource interviewed Kamil Idris when he was director general of World Intellectual Property Organization. Kamil Idris talked about how intellectual property was a important part of a country’s economy. Also, he talked about political institutions need to create intellectual property system that protects intellectual rights, promotes infrastructure and encourages innovation. Idris talked about how globalization is leading to a increased risk to intellectual property rights such as piracy and counterfeiting. Idris talked about how the World Intellectual Property Organization can play a important role in combating these risks. He talked about how it is important to establish a framework for intellectual property right as the world is coming more digital. WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Phonograms and Performances are Treaty are very important parts of the framework,which gives intellectual property creators some protection against theft of their property.
Kamil Idris talked about WIPO’s Advisory Committee on Enforcement can play a promient role in help to fight against intellectual property thefts. This committee can serve as a place where countries can come together to share their experiences and fight way to combat intellectual property fraud. WIPO is dedicated to help protect intellectual property rights in any way they can. Idris talked about how WIPO sets up many resources such as workshops and training seminars. These resources can help countries learn better ways to combat intellectual property threats and ways to neutralize this threat to creators.
Read Dr. Idris’s own words from Fordham University: