On April 26, a round table on the topic “Women and intellectual property – a catalyst for innovation and creativity” was held at the QAZPATENT site as part of the celebration of the International Intellectual Property Day.
The event was organized in order to create a platform for discussing topical issues in the field of science, technology, creativity and business in conjunction with intellectual property.

The participants of the round table discussed the role of women in the creation and protection of intellectual property, as well as the obstacles they face in this area. Views were expressed on what measures can be taken to improve the position of women in innovation, and how their participation in the creation of innovations can be increased.
In her welcoming speech, Vice Minister of Justice Botagoz Zhakselekova stressed the importance of raising awareness of women in the field of intellectual property and supporting their participation.

The Director of Qazpatent, Yerbol Ospanov, presented information about the activities of Qazpatent to the participants of the round table.

The speakers of the round table were the President of the National Academy of Sciences under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys of Kazakhstan, Managing Partner of the Agency of Intellectual Property “Tagbergenova & Partners” Tagbergenova Modangul, the Union of Women Entrepreneurs, Astana Hub, Techno Women, the Center for Creative Industries “Almaty University Management”, Centers for the Development of Women’s Entrepreneurship of NCE RK Atameken, the Science Foundation, QazTrade, QazInnovation, scientists and experts in the field of IP.
In their bright presentations, the speakers shared with the participants about current programs to support women in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The event contributed to the improvement of mutual understanding between various stakeholders in the field of intellectual property.
Also, within the framework of the round table, a working meeting of Patent Attorneys of the Republic of Kazakhstan with QAZPATENT experts took place.
During the working meeting, the issues of the activities of the Appeal Council of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, judicial practice of dispute resolution in the field of IP, the need to implement IP policy in organizations that create IP objects, and others were discussed.

Yerbol Ospanov noted the merits of patent attorneys for their active activities in the field of intellectual property rights protection. Tagbergenova Modangul was awarded a letter of thanks for her active work in the field of intellectual property rights protection.
Qazpatent expresses its gratitude to all the participants of the round table for their contribution to the discussion of this important topic and looks forward to further cooperation with women innovators in the future.