Union Government released Indian Intellectual Property Panorama

Apr 1, 2016 12:08 IST

Indian Intellectual PropertyUnion Government on 31 March 2016 released the Indian Intellectual Property (IP) Panorama in New Delhi. It is a single window interface for information on Intellectual Property and guidance on leveraging it for competitive advantage.

The Indian IP Panorama can be accessed on http://ict-ipr.in/index.php/ip-panorama

It seeks to increase awareness and build sensitivity towards Intellectual Property, among stakeholders in the SME sector, academia and researchers.

The following five modules of the Indian IP Panorama were released:

• Importance of IP for SMEs,

• Trademark,

• Industrial design,

• Invention and Patent and

• Patent Information

Indian IP Panorama

• The Indian IP Panorama was developed under the aegis of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Union Government by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in close coordination with the Indian IP office.

• It is a customized version of IP Panorama Multimedia toolkit which was developed by World Intellectual Property Organization, Korean Intellectual Property Office and Korea Invention Promotion Association.

• The toolkit was adapted to cater to SMEs and start-ups, especially in the ICTE sector of India, based on an agreement signed between WIPO and DeitY.

• The Indian IP Panorama is thus a customized version of WIPO’s original product and is in accordance with Indian IP laws, standards, challenges and needs of the Indian ICTE sector.

Background

• India is a member of WIPO and party to several treaties administered by WIPO.

• Recognizing that the strategic use of intellectual property could contribute significantly to the national development objectives of India, DIPP entered into an MoU with WIPO on 13 November 2009.

• The Indian IP office has been recognised as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty as in force from 15 October 2013.

• It may be recalled that a leading Indian consumer electronics company, Micromax Informatics Limited was recognized with the 1.25 millionth international trademark under WIPO’s Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks.

• India acceded to Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks at WIPO on 8 July 2013.

• The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid system) offers trademark owners a cost effective, user friendly and streamlined means of protecting and managing their trademark portfolio internationally.

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