Monday, April 18, 2011
FILCOLS in IPA first General Assembly
Alvin Buenaventura, the Executive Director of Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS), attended the very first general assembly of Intellectual Property Advocates (IPA). It was held last 1 April 2011 at the Meeting Room, St. La Salle Hall, De La Salle University, Manila and led by its president Ms. Sheila Balisado.
IPA is the first organization of its kind. It is composed of DLSU Manila students from different courses and backgrounds united with one goal: the advancement of IP in and outside the walls of their university.
IPA is the brainchild of Atty. Christopher Cruz, the head of the Intellectual Property Office of DLSU Manila. He is also the current adviser of the promising organization.
Gathered on its first assembly are about a dozen students, mostly officers of the IPA. According to Atty. Cruz, they will have their workshop soon to prepare for the activities of the next academic year.
They had Buenaventura as its first guest speaker with a talk on copyright, tertiary education and licensing societies like FILCOLS. One of the future projects of IPA is the publication of the university’s IP policies.