HANOI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 44th meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group (IPEG 44) opened Saturday in Vietnam's south central coastal Khanh Hoa province's Nha Trang City, among the first activities to kick off APEC 2017 first Senior Officials' Meeting and related meetings (SOM 1).
The IPEG 44 was hosted by the National Organization of Intellectual Property of Vietnam, drawing participation of over 100 representatives from 21 APEC member economies, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
During the two-day meeting, participants will focus on enhancing dialogue on intellectual property policies, discussions on measures to boost effectiveness of intellectual property protection system, implementation of an Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) under the World Trade Organization (WTO), implementation of Collective Action Plan on Intellectual Property, boosting propaganda activities to improve public awareness on intellectual property among others.
Seven other meetings and conferences on emergency response capabilities, illegal logging, policy cooperation in science-technology, promoting social commitment in the fight against corruption among others were held in Nha Trang City, some 1,040 km south of capital Hanoi.
This is the agenda of the first day in the framework of APEC SOM 1 which will last till March 3 under the theme "creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future."