Professor Kamil Idris, a Sudanese national who has served as the director general of the world intellectual property Organization (WIPO) is a robust intellectual property rights activist. The former diplomat talks about how Chinese Manufacturers copied goods from manufacturers in America and sold them globally at a price lower than the original price forcing the indigenous manufacturers to fall out of business. For this reason, President Trump wants to impose tariffs worth billions on the Chinese exports so that the Chinese government can enforce its IP protections.
The previous administration under Barrack Obama had tried negotiating with the Chinese officials for bilateral trade, but the process was swept aside by the political activities that came. In his articles, Professor Kamil notes, as former general of WIPO, that many Chinese experts lamented that they were almost finding a lasting solution to the Intellectual property problem before Trump took over and started using force. He mentions Orville Schell who believes that China was caught off-guard by trumps move and wouldn’t want to be involved in a trade war.
In his interview with venture magazine, Professor Kamil Idris gave a rundown about national laws and some objectives that affect globalization. He told the magazine that the internet’s borderless state was a significant threat to intellectual property rights. Kamil said that WIPO was working on this by trying to implement its own patent data to administer infringements on the internet.
His interest in property rights is solely because of his background. Professor Kamil is a law graduate from the University of Khartoum and has honorary law degrees from 19 other universities. He has a Ph.D. in international law from Geneva University and besides serving as a director general for WIPO, he was a member of international law commission of the united nations. The retired civil servant has written a couple of books on intellectual property rights, international law and matters development.
He proposed a patent agreement that would expedite the integration process of patents passed on by patent discrepancy among countries all over the world despite not wanting to address the U. S’s patent system that is so strict. The professor gave his own interpretation of the IP doctrines and suggested finding the interest of both the creatives and the Civil society for administering an intellectual property that is fair and up to standards.