IP Hall of Fame Academy members
The IP Hall of Fame Academy comprises previous, living inductees into the IP Hall of Fame, the panellists from the 2006 IP Hall of Fame induction process and individuals who have been put forward for membership as a consequence of their acknowledged expertise in international intellectual property issues. Moving forward, people will qualify for Academy membership only if they are inducted into the IP Hall of Fame or if their names are submitted for consideration by an existing member.
The role of Academy members is to select IP Hall of Fame inductees from the nominations made by the global IP community.
Current members are (click on name for more information):
Talal Abu-GhazalehA major IP figure in the Arab world
IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2007
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh has played a prominent role in the development of IP law and practice in the Arab world. Since Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) was founded in 1972, the company has become an IP powerhouse serving some 50,000 clients all over the world. During this time, Abu-Ghazaleh has provided assistance and support to governmental committees and officials charged with revising and drafting new laws and regulations for the protection and enforcement of IP rights across the region and beyond.
Abu-Ghazaleh founded and continues to chair the non-profit Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), which aims to promote and develope IP protection in Arabic countries. ASIP is dedicated to the building of capacities and expertise among IP professionals and practitioners, as well as enhancing awareness among the general public. Through ASIP, Abu-Ghazaleh has worked extensively with WIPO to promote the harmonisation of IP legislation throughout the Arab region.