intellectual property rights: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India placed on the “Priority Watch List” for Intellectual Property Protection by the US

Published: May 1, 2020

The United States of America has placed India on the “Priority Watch List” due to lack of measurable improvements in intellectual property framework. Highlights Along with India, the US has placed 10 countries including China in the list. The US has taken the step alleging that intellectual properties and their enforcements have deteriorated equitable market ..

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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

Published: April 27, 2020

Every year, the World Intellectual Property Day is marked on April 26 to encourage creativity and innovation. The day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day is being marked under the theme Theme: Innovate for Green Future Significance The day is marked to celebrate ..

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Wormivet: Herbal Medication developed by NIF to treat worms

Published: April 12, 2020

The National Innovation foundation India has developed an indigenous herbal medicine called Wormivet. It is an alternative to chemical methods that are currently being used to treat worms. Highlights The Wormivet is used to treat endoparasite worms in livestock. A patent has been filed on the invention. The patent has been given in the name ..

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Intellectual Property Index: India ranks 40th

Published: February 6, 2020

On February 5, 2020, the Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) of the US Chamber of Commerce released the International IP (Intellectual Property) Index. According the ranking, India was at position 40 of the 53 economies. Highlights: India The report released by GIPC says that India remains to be the most challenging but still promising market ..

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Cabinet approves Patent Prosecution Highway programme

Published: November 21, 2019

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adoption of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme. It will be adopted by Indian Patent Office (IPO) under Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, India (CGPDTM), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries with patent offices of various other interest countries or ..

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