Indian Intellectual Property Panorama Released
Government of India has released Indian Intellectual Property (IP) Panorama to increase awareness and build sensitivity towards IP, among stakeholders in the SME sector, academia and researchers.
The IP Panorma is a single window interface for information on IP and guidance on leveraging it for competitive advantage. It can be accessed here: http://ict-ipr.in/index.php/ip-panorama.
The Indian IP Panorama is a customised version of IP Panorama Multimedia toolkit, developed by World Intellectual Property Organisation, Korean Intellectual Property Office and Korea Invention Promotion Association.
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 thus a customised version of WIPO's original product and 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 :
♦ Importance of IP for SMEs
♦ Industrial design
♦ Invention and Patent
♦ 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), Government of India by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in close coordination with the Indian IP office.
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) :
⇒ The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global body for promotion and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) throughout the world ,headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
⇒ 186 of the UN Members as well as the Holy See and Niue are Members of WIPO. India is also the member of WIPO and party to several treaties administered by WIPO.
⇒ Non-members are the states of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, South Sudan and Timor-Leste. Palestine has observer status.