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Government releases Indian IP Panorama

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It seeks to increase awareness about IP among stakeholders in the SME sector, academia and researchers

The Government of India has launched Indian IP Panorama. The portal seeks to increase awareness and build sensitivity towards IP, among stakeholders in the SME sector, academia and researchers.

The Indian IP Panorama is a customised version of IP Panorama Multimedia toolkit, developed by World Intellectual Property Organization, Korean Intellectual Property Office and Korea Invention Promotion Association. Reportedly, the toolkit has been 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 in accordance with Indian IP laws, standards, challenges and needs of the Indian ICTE sector.

The following five modules of the Indian IP Panorama have been released:

1. Importance of IP for SMEs

2. Trademark

3. Industrial design

4. Invention and Patent

5. Patent Information

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

A survey of the Madrid Protocol usage by the Indian industry and a report on “Marketing Campaign in India for International Registration of Trade Marks”, was also released today. The survey was conducted and the report prepared by IIM Bangalore, in cooperation with DIPP, as part of a study funded by WIPO. The study will reportedly help the Indian industry to take advantage of the Madrid system.

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