Any international development has certain rules that guide it but much would not be achieved if globalization doesn’t change some of these rules. It is clear that technology has become the playing field between the developing and the developed world. The globalized economy is becoming relevant by day, and this requires all the countries across the world to embrace innovation. Without globalization, development would not be spurred. One more important thing that globalization does is ensuring that idea ownership receives new positive challenges. In this digital age of information, intellectual property laws play a vital role in ensuring that power is properly harnessed without diluting creative capacity. There are different fields where intellectual property rights focus on. Such include the food, science, economics, trade, health, literature, and art fields.
Kamil Idris is one person who knows how globalization can affect intellectual property laws and rights. He says that without these rights, the creators would not be able to take their great ideas to the level of industrial invention. Kamil served as the director general of a great organization that dealt with intellectual property rights. This was WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), which is currently based in Geneva. According to Kamil, the rate at which the patents submitted globally, and export markets have skyrocketed is amazing. He notes that the regulations of the Intellectual Property Rights have been hazy in this twentieth century. Kamil further says that most of the challenges that the IP laws face in this digital age are due to piracy and counterfeiting.
Kamil has noted that some countries have continued to fall behind because they don’t have adequate training and resources on the intellectual property. He says that it is disturbing that some countries still lag behind even after the technology has become a great equalizer. Having been born in Sudan, Kamil believes that WIPO has the services that these counties, especially those in Africa, need to make remarkable changes. He believes that the WIPO services are affordable and efficient to make the markets navigable by the developing countries. Kamil says intellectual property laws would ensure the local people benefit from the foreign companies even as these companies get their profits from the local skills.