Jordan National Library & Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization Sign MoU


AMMAN - The Department of National Library, an affiliate of the Jordan Ministry of Culture, and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Legal (TAG-LEGAL), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), signed on September 1, 2008 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the National Library new headquarters.

According to the Memorandum, the two parties will cooperate in enhancing and applying regulations related to the protection of copyrights as well as in fighting all forms of counterfeiting in Jordan.

The MoU was signed by Mamoun Al Talhouni, director general of the Library, and Mutasem Dmour on behalf of TAG-LEGAL, in the presence of Minister of Culture Nancy Bakeer and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org chairman & CEO.

“We truly appreciate this partnership which represents a model to others to follow and we also value the role played by the National Library in protecting Intellectual Property Rights,” Abu-Ghazaleh said.

Meanwhile, Bakeer expressed her optimism for this partnership.

“We really do appreciate the role played by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in this field in Jordan and other countries and consider this agreement to be a good start for further cooperation with the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization in the near future,” she said.

The terms of the MoU also stipulate for more coordination to be conducted between the Library and TAG-LEGAL, relating to the enforcement of copyrights in the Kingdom.

The National Library will accordingly accept requests from TAG-LEGAL, on behalf of its clients, to take legal actions stipulated within the Jordanian Copyright Law, including the inspection of storage places for counterfeit products; confiscating such items and referring the case and infringers to the concerned authorities in accordance with the Law.

Jordan Department of National Library is a government entity legally authorized to take procedures and measures necessary to protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) duly applicable in Jordan against any infringement on literary, scientific and technical works protected under the Copyright Law.

TAG-LEGAL provides services related to IPRs in terms of filing, registration and protection, as well as services related to copyright protection and related rights in Jordan in particular, and in the other Arab countries as a whole.

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