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Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
8. Please describe any new initiatives that are planned to improve enforcement of intellectual property rights in your country, particularly initiatives related to criminal enforcement.
The draft Laws, upon enactment, will make infringement of all forms of IPR a criminal offence. Arrangements are being made to increase and train government inspectors to detect and apprehend infringements. Arrangements are also being made to conduct specialized courses to customs officials, public prosecutors, and judges to acquire the necessary relevant skills each according to his profession. WIPO has been approached to assist with conducting a Postgraduate Diploma in IPR and their response is awaited. Contacts have been developed with the concerned sector in the industry and other professional associations to conduct a public awareness campaign and to assist with the implementation of the relevant legislation.