Turkmen customs officials took part in a regional seminar on intellectual property rights, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on August 27-29, in the Kyrgyz city of Cholpon Ata.
A press release issued by the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan on Tuesday said that the purpose of the seminar was to discuss issues related to intellectual property rights, the mutual exchange of experience, as well as the study of international practice in this area.
The seminar was attended by representatives of relevant structures and departments of Central Asian countries, including the representatives of Turkmenistan.
According to the report, experts from the World Customs Organization presented reports covering various aspects of intellectual property rights, talked about new counterfeit goods and product analysis, and described the situation in the world.
During the seminar, representatives of the countries also presented brief reports on the main indicators of national structures and on work carried out in intellectual property departments.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was established in 1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption.