As a Sudanese statesman, Kamil Idris has contributed much to the country in a number of different ways. Besides helping in many legal areas because of his bachelor of law from Khartoum University, he has also has contributed in the realm of intellectual property. Kamil Idris served as director general of the World Intellectual Property Association for almost 10 years, from 1997 to 2008. Even though he has long since retired from the organization, he still has much to say on the subject, such as from an article he wrote in 2008 just before he left the WIPO Organization.
Its 2008 peace was simply entitled, “A Message From Director General Kamil Idris” and in it expounds on how some people may wonder why intellectual property is so important, and then he goes on to note that it actually affects every area of our life, from every invention, to every facet of entertainment, every sporting event, and even to tackling every global problem that we as a human species have encountered. Simply put, without intellectual property rights, we as human beings would not have advanced as far as we have.
Kamil Idris wrote this piece as a way to recognize world and electrical property day, which is every March 17th. On that day, they celebrate the enormous potential of humanity for creativity and ingenuity. They also celebrate the fact that intellectual property rights fuel and channel that so that we can enjoy all of the ingenuity as well.
If there is one thing former Director General Kamil Idris is proud of, it would be the fact that he was at the forefront of it all. He knows that he only plays a very small part in the process, but every intellectual property day he does his small part in paying tribute to all of the artists, musicians, and inventors. Kamil Idris also knows that if he continues to see these rights protected, then he has done his job and done it well.
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