As the basis for protection of creativity and human invention, the need for Industrial Property to protect patents, trade marks, industrial designs & models and integrated circuits was sought to ensure an appropriate environment for investments in industries and other commercial activities. This is why the Industrial Property Protection Directorate takes on the supervisory role of all matters related to the registration of trade marks, patents, industrial designs and models and integrated circuits as well as indexing them in an effort to provide the adequate protection in accordance with the current laws. The Directorate also handles all cooperation efforts with international organizations dealing with Intellectual Property.